Portrait of Michelle Tusan

Map-making, Massacres, and the Middle East

UNLV history professor Michelle Tusan explores the influence of geopolitics in the formation of the modern-day Middle East and the sectarian and humanitarian conflicts that have resulted from western intervention.

History professor Michelle Tusan began unraveling Britain’s role in creating the Balkan States and the Middle East using maps drawn in the second half of the 19th century. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

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