On Sunday 19 January 2014, the American University of Beirut convened a panel to honor the life and work of scholar and former university president Malcolm Kerr. The occasion was the thirtieth anniversary of his assassination. The panel featured Professors Samir Seikaly, Michael Hudson, Eugene Rogan, and Elizabeth Thompson.
Kerr received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1958. His publications include Lebanon in the Last Years of Feudalism 1840-1868: A Contemporary Account by Antunn Dahir Al-Aqiqi (1959) and The Arab Cold War: Gamel Abd al-Nasr and his Rivals, 1958-1970 (1965).