THE SYRIA DILEMMA

Nader Hashemi, Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Danny Postel, Associate Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Moderated by Nabeel Khoury, Senior Fellow, Middle East and National Security, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs



(Video of event available via C-SPAN Book TV)

The Syrian conflict has killed more than 100,000 people and displaced millions, and many observers warn that the worst is still to come. While the recent chemical weapons agreement forestalled direct military intervention, the international community remains in disagreement on how to respond to the broader political and humanitarian crisis. What should be done about the seemingly intractable Syrian conflict, and how are situations including Iranian nuclear negotiations and Hezbollah’s regional activities influencing it? What are the prospects for a political solution out of the Geneva II international conference?

Nader HashemiHashemi is director of the Center for Middle East Studies and associate professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is the author of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies and co-editor of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto.  @josefkorbel

Danny Postel is associate director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and is the author of Reading "Legitimation Crisis" in Tehran. He is co-editor of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future. He earned his BA from Beloit College.  
@DannyPostel



Nabeel Khoury (moderator) is the senior fellow of the Middle East and national security at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and authors the Council's Middle East Corner blog. Previously, he served as director of the Near East South Asia Office of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, as deputy chief of mission in Yemen, and as department spokesperson at US Central Command in Doha and Baghdad. Khoury earned his BA from the American University of Beirut, and both his MA and PhD from the State University of New York at Albany.  
@khoury_nabeel

Hashemi and Postel’s book, The Syria Dilemma, will be available for purchase and signing.
      
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014

MIDDLE EAST FORUM


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