On the Syrian Uprising

02/14/2012, 9:00 am

Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Bassam Haddad


THE SYRIAN UPRISING AND THE LIMITS OF REGIME RESILIENCE

Bassam Haddad

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 the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2012). Haddad is the Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal, co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film About Baghdad, and director of a critically acclaimed film series on Arabs and Terrorism. Most recently, he directed a film on Arab/Muslim immigrants in Europe, titled The "Other" Threat. He is also the Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine, and the Executive Director of the Arab Studies Institute, an umbrella for four organizations dealing with knowledge production on the Middle East. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Stanford's Program for Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and Rhetoric, the Critical Theory Program, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Townsend Center Course Thread on the Politics of Freedom and Violence.