[PAST EVENT] Lecture: The Syrian Conflict and Its Regional Implications

November 16, 2012
Small Hall, Room 110
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Dr. Radwan Ziadeh is a Senior Fellow at the U.S Institute of Peace in Washington D.C, and Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) in Washington, D.C.

Since the Syrian uprising started in March 15, 2011 he was involved in documenting all the human rights violations and testifying at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva twice, he was also involved in the opposition activities and was elected in October as Director of the Foreign Relation Office for the Syrian National Council (SNC), the main umbrella for the Syrian opposition.

He was most recently a Visiting Scholar at Dubai Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, visiting scholar at The Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, Prins Global Fellow at Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University, and Visiting Scholar at The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University.

He is the founder and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. He is the managing editor of the Transitional Justice in the Arab World Project.

He is a frequent political commentator on several U.S., European, and Middle Eastern media outlets such as Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, B.B.C. and Al-Hurra. He also writes a bi-monthly op-ed for the leading Arab daily, Al-Hayat.

Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Student Association, Critchfield Endowment for Middle Eastern Studies, International Relations Department and Religious Studies Department.