While most inhabitants of the M.E. are Muslim and Arab, the area is rich in its diversity of peoples and immigrants. It includes descendants of Muslims from other parts of the Muslim world, from Circassia, from Chechnya, and other parts of the Balkans, Jewish refugees from the Arab world, from Ethiopia and India, as well as Jewish immigrants from the West.
The talks will cover events throughout the Middle East past and present, from the Ottoman Empire, the Sykes-Picot agreement, the League of Nations San Remo Resolution of 1920, to the Arab Spring/Winter, latest events in Saudi Arabia, Iran, recent Yemen war, the Arab-Israeli conflict, refugees, religious Sunni Shi'a tensions, Christians, Syria, politics and religion, ethnic minorities, human rights.
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