Ottoman Twilight in the Arab Lands: Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan During the Great War
AKSB 903, Beirut campus
The Department of Humanities is hosting a workshop titled: “Ottoman Twilight in the Arab Lands: Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan During the Great War”.
The Great War changed the face of the Middle East forever. This workshop will address some of the key questions:
- Did Jamal Pasha deliberately starve the Lebanese people during the war?
- How much support did the Arab revolt actually have among the people of Jordan?
- How did the Turks themselves, the “attrak”, see their role in the region?
- Finally, how is the Ottoman past being used today by modern Turkey?
Dr. Youssef Mouawad, lawyer and independent scholar, “Did Jamal Pasha use the weapon of famine to liquidate the Lebanese people?”
Dr. Tarek Tell, American University of Beirut (AUB), “From Hashemite Histories to Local Narratives of the end of Ottoman Rule in the Syrian Southeast.”
Prof. Selim Deringil, Lebanese American University (LAU), “The Ottoman Twilight in the Arab Lands: self-perception and identity.”
Dr. Habib Malik, Lebanese American University (LAU).