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New York, NY: Making Sense of the Yemen War, the Houthis & the Red Sea Conflict

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New York, NY: Making Sense of the Yemen War, the Houthis & the Red Sea Conflict
Thursday, April 18, 2024, 6.00pm to 8.00pm EDT
event Thursday, April 18, 2024
schedule 6.00pm - 8.00pm EDT
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ElevatedNY
1120 Ave of the Americas
4th Floor
New York, NY 10036
United States
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The Mistress of Girton College, Dr. Elisabeth Kendall, will give a talk in New York on April 18. Dr. Kendall is a world-renowned Arabist, Middle East expert and Yemen specialist, whose current research focuses on Arabic cultural production and non-state armed groups. She has spent significant time in the field, especially in Yemen.


Just over a month after Hamas’ brutal attack on Israel and the subsequent war in Gaza, Yemen’s Houthis released a statement with an image of an Israeli ship on fire, vowing to ‘sink your ships’. Five days later, dramatic footage captured on the bodycams of Houthi hijackers and beamed around the world showed heavily armed ‘Houthi’ insurgents clad in black balaclavas jumping out of a helicopter onto the deck of a cargo ship affiliated with an Israeli businessman. Since then, the Houthis have launched missiles and drones at scores of ships, including many with no clear association with Israel or its allies, resulting in major disruption to global seabourne trade and retaliatory airstrikes by the US and UK.

The Houthis frame themselves as the heroes of Palestine and demand an immediate Israeli ceasefire in Gaza, but what is really going on? After nine years of civil war in Yemen which the international community barely noticed, despite the Houthis launching over a thousand missiles and drones at Saudi Arabia and striking targets inside the United Arab Emirates, suddenly the world is watching and wondering: who are the Houthis, what do they want, and where might this lead?


Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Location: ElevatedNY, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036

 

Speakers

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Dr Elisabeth Kendall

Elisabeth Kendall is the Mistress of Girton College at the University of Cambridge. Previously, she held positions at the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Harvard, and served as Director of a UK government sponsored Center aimed at building Arabic-based research expertise. Her current work focuses on militant jihadist groups and on conflicts in and around Yemen. She has lectured at government, military and scholarly institutions all around the world and is a frequent contributor to international television and print media. She has spent significant time in the field, especially in Yemen. She has authored and edited several works on Arabic and Islamic literature, language and culture and is currently working on a new book, Rock Stars of Jihad. Follow her on X @Dr_E_Kendall

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ElevatedNY
1120 Ave of the Americas
4th Floor
New York, NY 10036
United States
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