Muslim Refugee Migration from Russia to the Middle East
The worlds of Russia and the Middle East including the Arab world, have been connected through displacement and refugee migration. In the half-century before World War I, about a million Muslims from the North Caucasus region emigrated to the Ottoman Empire. These Circassian, Chechen, Ossetian, and Daghestani refugees had a profound impact on the making of the modern Middle East. Prof. Hamed-Troyansky will explore the origins of organized refugee resettlement in the Middle East and how Circassian refugees established Jordan's capital city of Amman.
This event is sponsored by Project GO, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (Arabic and Russian Programs), Religion and Culture, History, The Center for Refugee, Migrant and Displacement Studies (CRMDS), and the Center for European Union, Transatlantic & Trans-European Space Studies (CEUTTSS)