Workshop: The King Crane Commission of 1919 I May 2019

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1919 was the year in which Woodrow Wilson commissioned an Inter-Allied investigation from the Paris Peace Conference into the desires of the populations in the former Ottoman Empire. Great Britain and France pulled out of that commission leaving two Americans, Henry King and Charles Crane to lead a quixotic mission to get the borders of Greater Syria right. Their investigation into the desires of the populations in the former Ottoman Empire and the response to that report by the 1st Pan-Syrian Congress in Damascus is the focus of this workshop. The report and its recommendations were embargoed until the 1930s. Held in collaboration with the London Middle East Institute at SOAS, University of London the workshop was chaired by Prof. Dawn Chatty (Oxford University). Dr Lori Allen (SOAS, University of London) Starts at 12 mins: Investigating Liberals: The King-Crane Commission as a first among many Dr Lauren Banko (Yale University) Starts at 36 mins: The 1919 King Crane Commission in transnational context: between mission civilisatrice and revolution Mr James Barr (historian and author) Starts at 1 hr 7 mins: Anglo-French rivalry over Greater Syria 1914-1919 Dr Andrew Patrick (Tennessee State University) Starts at 1 hr 38 mins: The Afterlife of the King-Crane Commission Report

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