David Fromkin Speaks at Fourth Council on Foreign Relations Lecture

On April 29, at the Council on Foreign Relations‘ headquarters in New York, David Fromkin, Professor of International Relations, History, and Law, Boston University, and Sir Harold M. Evans, Editor-at-Large for The Week Magazine, sat down for a conversation about the post-Ottoman Empire era in the Middle East. This meeting, entitled An Unsettling Settlement: The 1922 Middle East Peace Agreement As Seen Today, is part of the series with Council that has featured Ernest May, Fritz Stern, and Marilyn Young.

Harold Evans with David Fromkin
Sir Harold M. Evans (left) with Professor David Fromkin

Professor Fromkin’s book A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East provided the basis of the conversation between the two men. The discussion moved from the break up of the Ottoman Empire after World War I with the 1922 Middle East Peace Agreement to the myth of Lawrence of Arabia.

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