In 1916, diplomats from France and England made a secret agreement to divide up the Middle East. Promises had been made to the Arab people that they would be allowed to determine their homelands. But this controversial agreement was put into place instead, creating the countries of Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon.  This is one of the causes of strife with the Middle East today. This workshop will explore this agreement and its ramifications today.

Presented by Karen Vuranch