Imperialism, Nationalism and the Creation of the Modern Middleast
Presented by G A Di Gregorio
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
1:30 - 3:00pm
Wheaton College, Watson, Ellison Hall, room 102
As the old Ottoman Empire was decaying, Britain and France sought to bolster their own imperial interests in the Middle East. At the same time, a rising tide of Arab nationalism and Jewish Zionism led to an ever-growing political complexity in the region. This talk will examine the period between 1913 and 1948 to look for the origins of the current instability in the area.
G. A. Di Gregorio is an historian, archaeologist, and popular lecturer with a passion for telling the stories of our past. Mr. Di Gregorio has presented lectures throughout Eastern Massachusetts on a number of topics in American, Western, and World History. For several years, Mr. Di Gregorio worked as a professional archaeologist, conducting archaeological investigations throughout the Eastern United States. Also, he has served as a Park Ranger with the United States National Park Service.
If school is cancelled in Norton, the lecture will be cancelled.
Please…bring no food or drink into the auditorium.