Middle Eastern Studies Speaker Series
“Syria and the Arab Uprisings”
Bassam Haddad, Assistant Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, Director of the Middle East Studies Program, George Mason University
Wednesday, November 9 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Olin LC 115
After eight months of protests and violent regime response, the fate of the uprising in Syria continues to be intractable. With a highly cohesive regime at the top and a heterogeneous society that has failed to mount sustained and widespread collective action, we are faced with a stalemate that defies ready-made scenarios. In this talk Bassam Haddad will address some of the structural causes and dynamics of the Syrian uprisings, in order to shed light on possible outcomes.
Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Center for Civic Engagement and Political Studies Program.