From Protest to War: Understanding the Uprisings and their Aftermath in Syria and Yemen
with John Warner and Omar Dahi
Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnson Center, C
FROM PROTEST TO WAR
Understanding the Uprisings and their Aftermath in Syria and Yemen
JOHN WARNER (CUNY)
OMAR DAHI (Hampshire)
MODERATED BY BASSAM HADDAD
Thursday, 5 May, 6:00 pm
Johnson Center, Room C
G E O R G E M A S O N U NI V E R S I T Y
open to the public | Pizza and Drinks Served
This talk will discuss the post-uprising period and the present conflict in Yemen. The crisis that the country now faces, and its prospects for a more prosperous and peaceful future, will be addressed with respect to three historical dimensions: economic development in the post-unification period; regionalism and the national project; and geopolitical conditions.
It will also address the transformation of the uprising in Syria from a protest against dictatorship to an all-out war, with local, regional, and international players vying to redraw the political map of both Syria and the Region. The presentation will address the players involved, the war economy, and the implications of the Russian intervention, including the supposed truce underway.
Sponsored by the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, Arab Studies Institute, Global Affairs, and School for Policy, Government, and International Affairs