Join us for an enlightening discussion on Yemen: What Everyone Needs to Know, a newly released book by alumnus and author, Asher Orkaby ’07 (Brooklyn). He will be in conversation with KC Johnson professor of history at Brooklyn College. Orkaby gives a comprehensive introduction to Yemen’s current crises, major players, and potential solutions to an ongoing civil war.
Asher Orkaby ’07
Asher Orkaby, PhD is an associate research scholar at Princeton University’s Transregional Institute and a residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. He earned a BA in History from Macaulay Honors – Brooklyn College and a PhD from Harvard University in International History and Middle Eastern Studies and is the author of Beyond the Arab Cold War: The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-68 (Oxford University Press, 2017). Orkaby is also the author of Yemen: What Everyone Needs to Know (OUP, 2021). Over the course of the current conflict in Yemen, he has contributed regularly to Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, and many other policy publications and has commented on both English and Arabic media such as CSPAN, al-Jazeera, and al-Arabbiya. His current research focuses on the history of chemical warfare in the Middle East.
Orkaby was a Horace W. Goldsmith Scholar while at Macaulay.
History Professor at Brooklyn College
KC Johnson is a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. His publications, and courses, focus on recent U.S. political, diplomatic, and constitutional history.