Visiting professor to discuss world history from environmental perspective
Burke, who is also director of the World History Center at the University of California at Santa Cruz, is a historian who specializes on topics such as colonialism, nationalism and social movements in the Middle East and North Africa. He has recently co-edited two collections of essays: "The Environment and World History" and "After the Colonial Turn: Essays on Orientalism, History, and Theory." He is also the editor of "Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East."
The Institute for Advanced Study, located in Princeton, N.J., is a leading center for theoretical and intellectual inquiry. The Institute encourages original, often speculative, thinking as a means of advancing knowledge and scholarship in a broad range of fields in the sciences and humanities.