April 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The Syrian Tragedy Four Years On | Bassam Haddad, April 9

Four years after the start of the Syrian uprising, most Syrians find their fate hijacked by one of many undesirable options, where the lesser evil reigns supreme. In a lecture on “The Syrian Tragedy Four Years On,” Dr. Bassam Haddad addresses the causes and dynamics of the Syrian uprising turned civil and regional proxy war. He will address the players involved and the new territorial and ideological geographies of the conflict.

This lecture is Thursday, April 9, at 4:30 pm in in Baker 242.

Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program and Associate Professor at the School of bassam_sf_copyPolicy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) at George Mason University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011) and Co-Editor of The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? (Pluto Press, 2012)

Haddad serves as Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal a peer-reviewed research publication and is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of a critically acclaimed film series on Arabs and Terrorism, based on extensive field research and interviews. He is Co-Founder and C-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine and the Executive Director of the Arab Studies Institute, an umbrella for five organizations dealing with knowledge production on the Middle East. He serves on the Board of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and is Executive Producer of Status Audio Journal.

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