Universität Wien FIND

030853 KU Global Middle East: The Legacy of WWI Treaties (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 10.01. 10:30 - 13:45 Digital
Dienstag 11.01. 10:30 - 13:45 Digital
Mittwoch 12.01. 10:30 - 13:45 Digital
Donnerstag 13.01. 10:30 - 13:45 Digital
Freitag 14.01. 10:30 - 13:45 Digital
Montag 17.01. 10:30 - 13:45 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The Middle East is often merely regarded as a physical place of intrinsic and inextricable conflicts, the jolts of which have a global impact. The course proposes to zoom out for a more accurate and nuanced understanding of this complex and strategically key region of the globe.

Based on the history of international law and relations, the course will examine the post-World War I Peace Treaties and discuss how they shaped the borders of current Middle Eastern states from the splitting up of the Ottoman Empire. The course will pay particular attention to the racial and anti-Semitic narratives in the colonial context surrounding the negotiation processes. It will then engage in the Treaties' humanitarian consequences as well as their regional and global legacy, such as the emotional load that the region still carries and which impacts on current international relations. The students will be invited to discuss the legal background and development as well as a possible way forward.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

A short assessment on each session (e.g. MCQ) and a final written exam.
ERASMUS-Students can write the final paper in English, German, or French.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The final assessment is based on the average mark of both examinations. It can be improved by a regular participation in the discussions.


The exams will be based on the content of the course.


Supporting materials will be provided on Moodle

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 23.03.2023 00:13