August 5 – Carla L. Klausner – World War I and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Bell and Lawrence in Cairo

August 5 – World War I and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Dr. Carla L. Klausner is Curators’ Professor of History Emerita at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and co-author of the book A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Her presentation explores the secret treaties and arrangements of the Entente and Allied powers during the First World War and how the territories of the defeated Ottoman Empire would be divided up.  In the aftermath of the war, new nation-states, including Iraq, were created which, just a hundred years later, are in danger of fragmenting, as sectarian, ethnic and religious factions have again taken center stage.

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Gertrude Bell and T.E. Lawrence (Egypt 1921)

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