Video from Conference Keynote Panel Now Available!

For those of you unable to attend our recent conference on Syria, you can find video from the evening keynote panel – featuring Michael Ignatieff, Kenneth Roth, Richard Falk, and Rafif Jouejati – at our YouTube Channel – The Syrian Crisis: What is to be Done?

Videos from the earlier panels will be posted as they become available. Enjoy!


Announcing “Resolving the Syria Crisis”

The Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School or International Studies, University of Denver, is pleased to announce a special two-day conference on the continuing crisis in Syria. To be held Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11, at the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the conference will bring together scholars, journalists, activists, and policymakers from around the world to explore and discuss the history behind the ongoing conflict, its current contours, national, regional and geopolitical implications, and potential resolutions. We hope you can join us!

With the exception of the evening keynote panel at 7:30 PM on Friday, January 11, all conference panels will take place in Ben Cherrington Hall, home to the Korbel School and the Sie Cheou-Kang Center. The keynote panel will take place in the Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall. Further information on the conference, its schedule, participants, and paper topics can be found throughout this website. For further information about the conference, please visit the Center for Middle East Studies on Facebook. RSVP at

For additional information about the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES), the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and the University of Denver, please contact CMES Associate Director, Danny Postel, at or Communications Officer, Douglas Garrison, at CMES staff can also be reached at 303-871-4314.