The Invention of the Middle East, Post-World War One, and the Reinvention of the Middle East, Post-Arab Spring


Date : Sat., November 2, 2013 Category : Butcher History Institute



The modern Middle East, as we knew it, was formed in the aftermath of World War I; yet we are now facing a region-wide upheaval on possibly the same scale of that seminal period in history. In this intensive weekend-long conference for high school teachers, we will explore the historic developments of our time in the larger historical context of another era -- with lectures by the best scholars in the country. Teachers will complete the weekend with a much deeper appreciation and understanding of the Middle East and the implications for US foreign policy.

A full compilation of the videos from this riveting History Institute can be found here. 

 

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


11/02/2013 - 08:45am to 09:00am
Stephen Bullick

Senator John Heinz History Center

Steven E. Sokol

President, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Co-Chair - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Alloy Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Related Multimedia:

The Invention of the Middle East, Post-World War One, and the Reinvention of the Middle East, Post-Arab Spring – Welcoming Remarks


The Ottoman Middle East


11/02/2013 - 09:am to 10:15am
Michael A. Reynolds

Senior Fellow - Program on the Middle East

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Related Multimedia:

The Ottoman Middle East


Winston Churchill and the Creation of the Modern Middle East


11/02/2013 - 10:30am to 11:45am
John H. Maurer

Senior Fellow - Program on National Security

Chairman, Strategy Dept., US Naval War College

Related Multimedia:

Winston Churchill and the Creation of the Modern Middle East


The Middle East Before the Arab Spring


11/02/2013 - 12:45pm to 02:00pm
Adam Garfinkle

Editor, The American Interest Magazine

Related Article(s):

How to Think About the Middle East Before the “Arab Spring” – and After

Related Multimedia:

The Middle East Before the Arab Spring


The Sunni-Shi‘a Divide in a Post-Arab Spring Middle East


11/02/2013 - 02:15pm to 03:30pm
Samuel Helfont

Associate Scholar - Program on the Middle East

Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University

Related Article(s):

The Geopolitics of the Sunni-Shi‘i Divide in the Middle East

Sunni Islam: What Students Need to Know

Shiism: What Students Need to Know

Related Multimedia:

The Sunni-Shi’a Divide in a Post-Arab Spring Middle East


The Muslim Brotherhood: From Inception until the Present Day


11/02/2013 - 03:45pm to 05:00pm
Eric Trager

Associate Scholar - Program on the Middle East

Esther K. Wagner Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Related Multimedia:

The Muslim Brotherhood: From Inception until the Present Day


KEYNOTE: Middle East Realities Defy Our Familiar Categories and Concepts


11/02/2013 - 07:00pm
Michael S. Doran

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution


Iranian Grand Strategy under the Ayatollahs


11/03/2013 - 08:30am to 09:45am
Amin Tarzi

Director of Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University

Related Multimedia:

Iranian Grand Strategy under the Ayatollahs


al-Qaeda 2.0


11/03/2013 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Clint Watts

Senior Fellow - Program on National Security

Consultant, Researcher and Trainer, Miburo Solutions, Inc.

Related Article(s):

The Three Versions of Al Qaeda: A Primer

Related Multimedia:

al-Qaeda 2.0


Does Democracy Have a Future in the Middle East?


11/03/2013 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Sean L. Yom

Senior Fellow

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Temple University

Related Multimedia:

Does Democracy Have a Future in the Middle East


Registration links


Register Deadline


Thu., August 1, 2013

Related Program(s)


Program on the Middle East

Program on Teaching about the Middle East