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Main Topic: Our World
Topic: Global Issues & Human Rights

Speaker: John Calvert

T.E. Lawrence, the Arab Revolt, and World War I in the Middle East

This talk examines World War I’s dark inheritance in the Middle East. Drawing on a rich cast of characters — T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”), the Hashimite princes of the Arab Revolt, British and French colonial officials – the talk brings to life the making of the modern Middle East, explaining how the post-war imperial carve-up laid the foundations of future conflict and poisoned relations between the Middle East and the West.

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