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WWI: Its Legacy in the Middle East

11 am

World War I began one hundred years ago last month. By the time the Allies declared victory, an entirely new Middle East had emerged. It was a region that looks uneasily familiar today. We'll discuss the post-war convergence of nationalism and natural resources and a new political class that laid the foundation for current Mid-East conflicts.


  • Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow at The Baker Institute for Public Policy and author of The First World War in the Middle East
  • Zachary Lockman, professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies and history at New York University