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.

Instructor of Record: Dr. Cara Cilano

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