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“Cairo 1921: Ten Days that Made the Middle East” Presented by Professor C. Brad Faught via Webinar from New Canaan Library
January 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
New Canaan Library is pleased to present Professor C. Brad Faught, speaking about a seminal moment in the modern history of the Middle East. Professor Faught will deliver the talk “Cairo 1921: Ten Days that Made the Middle East” on Thursday, January 20 at 7 PM EST; register at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in.
The Cairo Conference of 1921 was set into motion by Winston Churchill, then British Colonial Secretary, to seek a way in which to build new nations in the Middle East following the First World War and the destruction of the 400-year-old Ottoman Empire. In his lecture, Professor C. Brad Faught, University of Toronto, will examine numerous aspects of this historic conference, including the reasons behind calling the Conference, its leading figures (including T.E. Lawrence ‘of Arabia’), the decision to create Iraq, Jordan, and to reinforce the creation of Palestine-Israel, and the impacts and aftermath.
C. Brad Faught is Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Global Studies at Tyndale University in Toronto, as well as Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is the author of seven books. His most recent book, Cairo 1921: Ten Days that Made the Middle East (Yale University Press), will be published this summer.