Jere L. Bacharach Service Award

McGuire Gibson

University of Chicago

2010 Recipient

McGuire Gibson

McGuire Gibson

In recognition of his exceptional service to the field of Middle East studies; With great admiration for twenty-six years of service to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, particularly his role in founding the American Institute for Yemeni Studies and The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq; For his work training Iraqi archaeologists, preserving and protecting Iraq’s cultural heritage, and promoting scholarship on modern Iraq; For his commitment to keeping the public informed about the losses to our shared world heritage caused by war and the importance of scholarly knowledge and record keeping; And with deep appreciation for the generosity and savoir faire that delights all he encounters. It is an honor to recognize archaeologist, linguist, fieldworker, archivist, humanist, spokesman, teacher and colleague extraordinaire, McGuire Gibson, whose wide-ranging expertise and intrepid efforts have benefited us all. 

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