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The Syrian Uprising: The Economy of Political Violence

The Syrian Uprising: The Economy of Political Violence
612 Markham St., Beit Zatoun
Time: Mar 13th, 6:30 pm End: Mar 13th, 8:30 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Geography & Planning (FAS), Communications, Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by Bassam Haddad, George Mason University

The Jackman Humanities Institute's Middle East History and Theory Working Group presents:

Bassam Haddad: The Syrian Uprising: The Economy of Political Violence

When: Tuesday March 13 2012, 6:30 pm.
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (Bloor/Bathurst)

Further information: Oscar Jarzmik

Professor Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program and teaches in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, and is Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Stanford's Program for Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World. Bassam is the Executive Director of the Arab Studies Institute, an umbrella for four organizations dealing with knowledge production on the Middle East. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience. Bassam recently published The Political Economy of Syria: Realities and Challenges. Bassam serves on the Editorial Committee of Middle East Report and is Co-Founder/Editor of jadaliyya.com ezine. He is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of a critically acclaimed film series on Arabs and Terrorism, based on extensive field research/interviews. More recently, he directed a film on Arab/Muslim immigrants in Europe, entitled The "Other" Threat.

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