How America replaced Britain in the Middle East 1945-2003

Course Dates: 14/02/21 - 21/02/21
Time: 10:45 - 13:15
Location: Online

This course charts the post 1945 entrance of the United States into the Middle East and the power struggle which ensued with Britain as a consequence. The course pierces the official discourse on the transatlantic relationship and provides a different perspective on how to understand and explain the volatile politics of the region. Tutor: Noman Hanif.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course charts the post 1945 entrance of the United States into the Middle East and the power struggle which ensued with Britain as a consequence. The course pierces the official discourse on the transatlantic relationship and provides a different perspective on how to understand and explain the volatile politics of the region.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

-The implications of of the Sykes-Picot treaty
-The impact of WWII
-The rise of American power and its consequences in the Middle East
-The struggle for power in Syria
-Nasserism
-The US and Britain
-The Iranian Revolution
-The impact of the Gulf war.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Analyse contemporary politics through the prism of power politics in the region
- Identify the key aspects of the historical roots of the struggle
- Analyse the post WWII reconfiguration of the Middle East
- Identify the opposing arguments about the struggle and its origins.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an `introductory` level course and does not assume any previous study or reading although you will need a
reasonable standard of English to keep up with the course. As with most of our history and current affairs courses,
an open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about views with which you do not always agree are more
important than specific levels of skills.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Tutor presentation, interactive group discussion, slideshow, tutor-guided analysis of texts/video clips. There are no outside work to prepare, for this course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No costs. Bring note making items (paper, pen, tablet, laptop) as required or desired.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Further information on other courses and their details can be found at online at www.citylit.ac.uk.

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Be aware that it is high level and an overview rather than detailed and specific
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/02/2020)
The Middle East, an opportunity to learn new & review your thinking.
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Review by Andrew Edwards / (Posted on 16/02/2020)
Tutor Biographies
Martin Jorgensen

Martin Ottovay Jorgensen is a historian by education (BA, MA and PhD in Denmark and Belgium). Overall, his research focuses on how forms of international cooperation were new international undertakings but also reflected deeper imperial practices that lingered on long after decolonization in various ways. As a university teacher, he has taught courses on world and global history; imperial and colonial history; the history of international organisations; peace and conflict; global issues and international relations as well as how memory is an active dimension in community-building, society, politics, international relations, conflict as well as corporate branding. Perhaps more importantly, Martin sees the active promotion of robust historical thinking as both a democratic practice of vital importance to the maintenance and continued strengthening of democracy and thus society as a whole. At City Lit, Martin combines these interests with his student-centric approach that aims to both promote history as a socially relevant way of thinking and give each class and course a horizon beyond itself.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HAH08

Sun, day, 14 Feb - 21 Feb '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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