Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule (subject to modification)


A Conference Exploring the Dynamics of the Conflict,
Key Forces, Possible Solutions, and Future Scenarios

Center for Middle East Studies
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver

January 10-11, 2013

Thursday, January 10


Surviving the Syrian Civil War

A Roundtable Discussion on Civil Resistance & the Politics of Violence

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Arthur N. Gilbert Cyber Café, Ben Cherrington Hall

  • Oliver KaplanSurviving the Syrian Civil War
  • Kristen GillespieRespondent
  • Tamra Pearson d’EstreeModerator/Discussant


 Friday, January 11


9:15 AM | Sié 150

OPENING REMARKS – Ambassador Christopher R. Hill

9:20 AM | Sié 150


Regional & Geopolitical Dimensions of the Syrian Crisis

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Sié 150

  • Amb. Christopher R. Hill: Political Outcomes for a Syrian Settlement
  • Mohammed Ayoob: The Struggle for Syria: The New-Old Cold War in the Middle East
  • Tom Farer: Assad’s Crimes and America’s Limits: Are There Lessons for US Foreign Policy to be Found Amid the Syrian Ruins?

Discussant/Moderator: Ved Nanda


The Assad Regime & the Evolving Dynamics of the Opposition
Who Supports Whom? What Do the Rebels Want?

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Sié 150

  • Stephen Starr: Syria’s Societal Cleavages: Who Supports Whom?
  • Thomas Pierret: The Islamization of the Syrian Revolution: Origins and Prospects
  • Radwan Ziadeh: Revolution in Syria: The Struggle for Freedom in a Regional Battle

Discussant/Moderator: Erica Chenoweth


What Might a Post-Assad Syria Look Like?
Exploring Scenarios, Addressing Challenges

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Sié 150

  • Joshua LandisHow to Think About the Syrian Endgame: Considering the Turkish, Iraqi, and Lebanese Models
  • Rafif Jouejati: Beyond Assad: What’s Next for Syria?

Discussant/Moderator: Andrea Stanton


Solving the Syrian Crisis
What Are the Options/Possibilities?

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Davis Auditorium (Sturm Hall, 248)

  • Kenneth Roth: What Should We Be Doing?
  • Michael Ignatieff: When Assad Goes, Then What?
  • Richard Falk: Syria: A Tragic Predicament?
  • Rafif Jouejati: Respondent to the Panel

Discussant/Moderator: Nader Hashemi


2 thoughts on “Conference Schedule

  1. Is the public invited to this conference? Also please provide details about parking. I have been informed about this conference by one of the panelists, Professor Mohammed Ayoob, of Michigan State University.
    Thank you
    Tom Korson

    • Yes, the conference is open to the public. Metered parking is available across the University of Denver – including outside Ben Cherrington Hall, where the daytime panels will be held. Limited hourly off-campus street parking is also available.

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