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Cairo 1921: Ten Days that Made the Middle East

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Join us for this live webinar on Thursday, January 20th at 7:00 PM EST. 

The Cairo Conference of 1921 was the idea of Winston Churchill, then British Colonial Secretary, to seek a way to build new nations in the Middle East following the First World War and the destruction of the 400-year-old Ottoman Empire. In his lecture, Professor C. Brad Faught, University of Toronto, will examine numerous aspects of this historic conference, including the reasons behind calling the Conference, its leading figures (including T.E. Lawrence ‘of Arabia’), the decision to create Iraq, Jordan, and to reinforce the creation of Palestine-Israel, and the impacts and aftermath.


C. Brad Faught is Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Global Studies at Tyndale University in Toronto, as well as Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is the author of seven books. His most recent book, Cairo 1921: Ten Days that Made the Middle East (Yale University Press), will be published this summer.



January 20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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