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Talk | Explaining Poverty in the Middle East

May 17, 2017

UNICEF distributes winter clothing kits to Syrians displaced from Tel Barak a town in Hassakeh, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Aho Yousef

Join us for our U.S. in the World Lecture Series with Middle East expert Steven Heydemann for a public talk on:

“Explaining Poverty in the Middle East: The Economics and Politics of Solidarity”

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Kane Hall (KNE) Room 220

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Speaker:
Steven Heyedmann specializes in the comparative politics and the political economy of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria. He holds the Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Chair in Middle East Studies at Smith College, and is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy of the Brookings Institution. He also consults widely with the U.S. government, NGOs and European governments on the conflict in Syria.

Prior, he held senior leadership roles at the US. Institute of Peace, and directed the Center for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown University. He also directed programs on the Middle East and on international peace and security at the Social Science Research Council in New York. He is the author or editor of more than six books and numerous other publications on Syria, authoritarianism, and political economy of the Middle East. He has also published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy and comments regularly on Syria for major media outlets.

Dr. Steven Heydemann

This event is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies, and the Middle East Center. The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of events does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.

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