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The Inaugural Stern Family Lecture with Joseph Sassoon

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00 PM

Busch Hall, 100
Brookings Hall, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA

Joseph Sassoon will provide a public lecture on his latest work, "The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire."

A spectacular story, the making of a dynasty, one of the great untold sagas of a gilded Jewish Bagdadi family—the merchant princes of the orient, that built a vast empire through finance and trade: opium, cotton, oil, shipping, banking, that reached across three continents, and ultimately changed the destinies of nations.


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Joseph Sassoon is Professor of History and Political Economy at Georgetown's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and holds the al-Sabah Chair in Politics and Political Economy of the Arab World.

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