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World War I and the Transformation of the Middle East

February 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration for the 2016 UNC-Duke Consortium for Middle East Studies Annual Conference is now open! The conference will explore the consequences of World War I in the region, focusing on the creation of this new state system and the new exclusionary identities. Postwar borders and states are being contested today more than at any time over the past century, as groups like al-Qaeda seek to redefine membership and ISIS/Daesh works to reconfigure the regional map. This conference brings much-needed historical context to today’s struggles over belonging, identities, and the map of the Middle East.



This conference is free and open to the public. Online registration is requested: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Please register by February 15.

For information regarding free registration, featured speakers, the schedule and more, please visit

Contact Emma Harver at or 919-962-6732 with questions.



February 20, 2016
9:00 am - 5:30 pm


FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 962-2435