Syria: A Teach-In

Washington, DC

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The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents

Syria: A Teach-In

Saturday, September 21, 2013

12:30 - 4:00 pm

ICC Auditorium

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