The following experts gave presentations during the seminar
- Cara Cilano (UNC Wilmington)
- Elizabeth F. Thompson (University of Virginia)
- Evelyn Early
- Jane Gaffney
- Russell Sticklor (Stimson Center)
Independence in the Middle East: Exploring Issues of Foreign Intervention to Self-Determination
This regional seminar evaluated the dynamics informing postcolonial independence in the Middle East throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Discussions examined three avenues: the history of state formation in the region; security issues arising from present-day environmental resource scarcity; and nationalisms as they manifest in popular culture.
Through the seminar, participants:
Improve knowledge of the cultural, political, and environmental facets of decolonization in the Middle East.
Increase awareness of specific nation’s decolonization process.
Situate current regional challenges in broader contexts.