Syria's War Economy and Post-War Reconstruction
with Samer Abboud
Cosponsored by Arab Studies Institute, George Mason University Schar SchoolCenter for Global Islamic Studies (GMU), GLOA (GMU)
On Wednesday, 4 May Jadaliyya Syria Page co-editor Samer Abboud discusses the war economy in Syria and its relationship to the post-war reconstruction efforts in the country. As the war that has devastated the country for the past ten years begins to die down, Abboud speaks on the form that local and national reconstruction projects may take by considering the goals, investments, and contradictions of such projects in the context of the war economy that has become an established feature of Syria.
Samer Abboud is Associate Professor of Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University. He is currently co-coordinating (with Omar Dahi) the Beirut School of Critical Security Studies Collective, a working group of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences.