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Zora Hesová will participate in the debate commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot agreement.

The Sykes-Picot Agreement was a secret accord between the Great Britain and France from 16th May 1916, by which most of the Arab lands under the rule of the Ottoman Empire were to be divided into British and French spheres of influence with the conclusion of World War I. It has allegedly had some severe repercusssions on the socio-political climate in the Middle East for the rest of the 20th century. Today, the Sykes-Picot is often mentioned by those who blame the West for destroying stability in the Middle East.

Are these accusations well-founded? What were the circumstances of this Agreement? Did it reflect the already existing non-political borders? What results can be identified? How do common people in Syria, Iraq or Lebanon see this Agreement today?

Speakers:

  • Raber Talaat, Jagellonian University in Krakow
  • Hadi Khatib, Anglo-American University in Prague
  • Alejandro Guttierréz, Spanish-Italian researcher
  • Zora Hesová, AMO
DATE

Monday, May 16, 2016

from 18:00

LOCATION

Academy of Fine Arts

U Akademie 172/4

Prague

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ORGANIZER
Students' Solidarity Movement
WORKING LANGUAGE
English
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