Snow storm has forced us to cancel today's lecture Imperialism, Nationalism and the Creation of the Modern Middleast Presented by G A Di Gregorio Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:30 - 3:00p m 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 originsof the current instability in the area. G. A. Di Gregorio is a historian, archaeologist and a popular lecturer with a passion for telling the stories of our past. Mr. DiGregorio has presented lectures throughout Eastern Massachusetts on American, Western and World History. For several years Mr. Di Gregorio worked as a professional archaeologist, conducting archaeological investigations throughout the Eastern United States. 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. There will be a NICE Steering Committee meeting on January 26th at the Norton Public Library.The agenda will include future programs and speakers. All are invited to join us at 10:30 am and share your ideas. Refreshments will be served.