World War I and the Creation of the Middle East

Dr. Vaughn Shannon will discuss the causes, conduct and consequences of World War I - how the war reshaped the Middle East to what it looks like today, both in terms of geography and, more importantly, in terms of lingering conflicts in the region.  He will examine how the "war to end all wars," according to historian David Fromkin, created "A Peace to End All Peace."

 

Dr. Vaughn Shannon is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wright State University.  He received his PhD at Ohio State University.  His research and teaching focus is on Middle East politics, international security, and political psychology.  He has published on the Arab-Israeli Conflict as well as US relations with Iran and Iraq.

Program is free.

David Fromkin's book, "A Peace to End All Peace" is available at the Franklin-Springboro Library.