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The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents
Syria: A Teach-In
Saturday, September 21, 2013
12:30 - 4:00 pm
The teach-in on Syria by CCAS faculty aims to provide a greater understanding of the current conflict and its political and historical contexts. The speakers will present on the following topics: the political, social, and economic changes in Syria over the last 40 years; the structural reasons for these developments, regime-opposition dynamics, and regional dimensions and actors; and the relevance and issues related to the two million Syrian refugees and the region's five million internally displaced persons.
12:30 - 1:15pm
Syria: A Beginners' Guide
Daniel Neep, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
1:15 - 2:00pm
The Syrian Uprising: Causes and Dynamics
Bassam Haddad, Associate Professor, George Mason University
2:00 - 2:15pm Break
Refugees, Displaced Persons, Humanitarian Aid, and Host Countries
Rochelle Davis, Associate Professor, Georgetown University
3:00 - 4:00pm
Conversation and Q&A with the speakers to follow presentations.
contact: Elisabeth Sexton, Public Affairs Coordinator
phone: (202) 687-6215