On the 1st of May, a panel discussion will accompany the publication of The Syrian Uprising: Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory (Routledge, 2018) with the editors Raymond Hinnebusch and Omar Imady, and contributors. The Syrian Uprising presents a snapshot of how the Uprising developed in roughly the first two to three years (2011–2013) and addresses key questions regarding the domestic origins of the Uprising and its early trajectory. Firstly, what were the causes of the conflict, both in terms of structure (contradictions and crisis within the pre-Uprising order) and agency (choices of the actors)? Why did the Uprising not lead to democratization and instead descend into violent civil war with a sectarian dimension?
The event takes place on the 1st of May between 5:30PM and 7:00PM at SOAS University of London in the Khalil Lecture Theatre, Russell Square: College Buildings. For more information, see link.