Whither Syria?: Retrospect and Prospect

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 18:00-19:30

Place: LLC Commons Room

 

The conflict in Syria has been raging for almost nine years and has become one of the greatest human tragedies of modern times. The war between Syrian regime and the rebels has resulted in the deaths of half a million people, the involuntary displacement of half the population within and outside the country, and the destruction of much of the domestic infrastructure. Although the Assad regime has seemingly gained the upper hand in the recent phase of the conflict, it still faces formidable challenges. It is far from certain that it can achieve a total victory and reassert its control over the entire country, even with the support of foreign backers such as Russia. The opposition, composed predominantly of Islamist groups, seems determined to fight on and continues to enjoy backing from Turkey and other regional and international actors. In order to assess what has transpired to date and to analyze possible future developments and scenarios, Webster University’s MENA Center and the Department of International Relations are organizing a timely panel discussion led by four experts, followed by Q&A, discussion and a reception. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Jubin Goodarzi, Department of International Relations, Webster University Geneva

 

Panelists:

Dr. Souhail Belhadj-Klaz, Research Associate, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Dr. Vicken Cheterian, Department of International Relations, Webster University Geneva

Dr. Jerome Drevon, Research Fellow, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

 

This is a free event but we kindly ask that you register HERE

Wednesday, December 11

Webster University Geneva, Living and Learning Center (LLC)
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

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Global Campuses, Geneva

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