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Bassam Haddad


Bassam Haddad is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Public and International Affairs and Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Mason University.


His talk focused on the protests, violent regime response, and fate of the uprising in Syria, which continues to be intractable. With a highly cohesive regime at the top and a heterogeneous society that has failed to mount sustained and widespread collective action, we are faced with a stalemate that defies ready-made scenarios. In this talk Bassam Haddad will address some of the structural causes and dynamics of the Syrian uprisings, in order to shed light on possible outcomes.

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