Office Hours: Taufiq Rahim teaches Middle East in Crisis and Conflict: A Primer

May 17th
445 Gold St.
Downtown Brooklyn (City Point BKLYN)
Join strategist and author Taufiq Rahim to discuss his book, Middle East in Crisis & Conflict. Rahim will lead an unbiased, in-depth discussion about the current state of affairs in the Middle East, including what led to the current conflict, who the key stakeholders are, what are the likely consequences, and what are the possible solutions. Rahim will bring insights from his behind-the-scenes work over the last two decades in Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and the Gulf.

Middle East in Crisis and Conflict: A Primer

Since the devastating attacks by Hamas on October 7, 2023, and the subsequent bombardment by Israel of Gaza, there has been an escalating crisis in the Middle East. With an overflow of news, images, and social media, it is hard to make sense of it all.

Middle East in Crisis & Conflict: A Primer seeks to distill the information, insights, and implications you need to navigate ongoing developments. Rahim comprehensively but concisely threads together the current moment and the wider context. Drawing on a background working across many of the countries affected and in different spheres - humanitarian, political, and business - he highlights the main facts, stakeholders, and historical moments in one highly readable volume.


This event is part of McNally Jackson's single-session seminar program, Office Hours, where we invite authors and scholars to lecture on their work. These intimate seminars are capped at 15 people to facilitate deep discussion. If cost is a prohibiting factor, please email Books are available for ship out or pick up before of the event to give attendees ample reading time ahead of the seminar. We encourage folks to arrive prepared to listen, discuss, and socialize!

Strategist, investor, and writer Taufiq Rahim focuses on the intersection of global geopolitics and transformative technology in a changing world. He first began work in the Middle East in the rural communities of Syria in 2003 and is currently building platforms within the 2040 World nexus.
Over the last two decades, Rahim has driven investment, convened conversations, and forged public and private partnerships across the West and Global South, tackling critical issues from disruptive technology and economic development to geopolitics and global health. He is often cited by the Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera, Arab News, and more.
Rahim is also the host of the 2040 World podcast, covering the latest issues of the day from a truly global and geopolitical perspective. Rahim was born in Vancouver, Canada and holds a degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University. To learn more, please visit
(Ticket price includes the copy of the book and shipping, if applicable)
SKU: 9798990134713seminar
On Hand: 13
Price: $35.00