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The Syrian Uprising Six Years On: Causes, Dynamics, Prospects, GMU Lecture by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad




 The Middle East Policy Group at the Schar School of Policy and Government, in collaboration with the Middle East and Islamic Studies program of George Mason University, invites you to attend the second session of the Reflections on Middle East Policy series.


The Syrian Uprising Six Years On:

Causes, Dynamics, Prospects

Lecture by Bassam Haddad

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:30-6:00 pm
Arlington Campus, Founders Hall Room 118
3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

The Middle East Policy Group is honored to have Prof. Bassam Haddad talk about the Syrian uprising in its sixth year anniversary.

"Over the past six years, the uprising in Syria has been transformed from a democratic protest against dictatorship to a regional and international proxy war with multiple attempts to redraw the political, and at times territorial, map of the region. This talk will address the causes, dynamics, and prospects for the Syrian uprising, with some focus on the implications of the regime’s recapture of the last metropolitan rebel stronghold in east Aleppo in December 2016.” - Prof. Haddad

Background reading on Syria narratives by the speaker is available here.

Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011). Bassam serves as Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal and the Knowledge Production Project. He is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of the series Arabs and Terrorism. Bassam is Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine and Director of the  and the Executive Director of the Arab Studies Institute. He serves on the Board of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and is Executive Producer of Status Audio Magazine.
If you have questions regarding the Reflections on Middle East Policy series please contact Neslihan Kaptanoglu ( or Mehdi Nayebpour ( The Middle East Policy Group is a PhD student initiative at Schar School of Policy and Government aimed at promoting Middle East-related events in the Arlington campus of George Mason University. 


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