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The Egyptian Revolution of 1919: The Birth of the Modern Nation

The Egyptian Revolution of 1919: The Birth of the Modern Nation

UK Events

27 March 2019 00:00 to 28 March 2019 00:00

Brunei Gallery SOAS SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Bloomsbury, London
WC1H 0XG

The Egyptian independence movement in 1919 led to the recognition of Egyptian sovereignty in 1922, an Egyptian constitution in 1923, and Saad Zaghloul’s appointment as the first prime minister of a government elected by suffrage in 1924. To mark the centenary of the revolution, CBRL, the British Egyptian Society (BES) and the London Middle East Institute (LMEI) at SOAS University of London are holding a conference on 27-28 March 2019. For a copy of the latest conference programme click here. The…

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Imperial Interventions in the Levant in 1919: The Wilsonian Imaginary and the Ottoman Lands

Imperial Interventions in the Levant in 1919: The Wilsonian Imaginary and the Ottoman Lands

UK Events

02 May 2019 18:00 to 20:00

Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
WC1H 0XG

        American interventions in the Middle East over the past fifty years have been a popular subject for scholars, yet the first major American diplomatic foray into the region occurred a century ago. The King-Crane Commission of 1919, sent to the Middle East by Woodrow Wilson in order to ascertain the political desires of the (no longer) Ottoman people, generated a moment of intense political debate and deliberation in the region. After returning from the Ottoman…

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The Past and Future of Climate, People, and Drought in The Eastern Mediterranean (London)

The Past and Future of Climate, People, and Drought in The Eastern Mediterranean (London)

UK Events

08 May 2019 18:00 to 20:00

Pearson Building Lecture Theatre, G22, Pearson Building, Gower St, Kings Cross, London
WC1E 6BT

Drought is a major natural hazard in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Levant and Middle East, with documented impacts on historical and contemporary societies. Further, this region is likely to experience increased drought risk and severity with climate change in the coming century. In this talk, Dr Benjamin Cook will review the main drivers of natural drought variability in the region over the last several thousand years, explain how climate change is already exacerbating drought risk…

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The Past and Future of Climate, People, and Drought in The Eastern Mediterranean (Norwich)

The Past and Future of Climate, People, and Drought in The Eastern Mediterranean (Norwich)

UK Events

09 May 2019 17:00 to 19:00

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Lecture Theatre, University of East Anglia, Norwich
NR4 7TJ

Drought is a major natural hazard in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Levant and Middle East, with documented impacts on historical and contemporary societies. Further, this region is likely to experience increased drought risk and severity with climate change in the coming century. In this talk, Dr Benjamin Cook will review the main drivers of natural drought variability in the region over the last several thousand years, explain how climate change is already exacerbating drought risk…

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Research Seminar: Regional and global detection of climate change influences on drought and hydrocli

UK Events

10 May 2019 13:00 to 15:00

School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
NR4 7TJ

                About the speaker: Dr Benjamin Cook is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University in New York City, specializing in the study of drought and climate change. His research is focused on improving the understanding of drought dynamics in the paleoclimate record, during the historical period, and in response to anthropogenic climate change. His textbook, "Drought:…

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