[Marxism] Syria: Correcting the Narrative, Building Solidarity—A Conference Hosted by the London Middle East Institute, SOAS

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Jun 7 05:25:28 MDT 2014


On 6/6/14 6:29 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:


The date on this is June 21.

> Please join us for this daylong conference hosted by the London Middle
> East Institute at SOAS & co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East
> Studies at the University of Denver, Amnesty International UK, Critical
> Muslim, PULSE Media, EA WorldView & Oxford Solidarity For Syria
>
> Session 1 [10:00 am – 12:00 pm]
>
> The Character & Changing Dynamics of the Syrian Revolution
>
> Gilbert Achcar
> Professor of Development Studies & International Relations, SOAS, author
> of 'The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising')
>
> Robin Yassin-Kassab
> Author of 'The Road From Damascus', co-editor of Critical Muslim & PULSE
>
> Salwa Ismail
> Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East & Head of the
> Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, author of
> 'Rethinking Islamist Politics: Culture, the State and Islamism'
>
> Rima Majed—Moderator
> PhD Candidate in Political Sociology, Oxford University, member of
> Oxford Solidarity For Syria
>
>
> Session 2 [2:00 pm – 4:00 pm]
>
> Combating Media Distortions, Challenging Dominant Narratives on Syria
>
> Bente Scheller
> Middle East Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, author of 'The
> Wisdom of Syria’s Waiting Game: Foreign Policy Under the Assads'
>
> Muhammad Idrees Ahmad
> Co-editor of PULSE, author of 'The Road to Iraq: The Making of a
> Neoconservative War', contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Al
> Jazeera, Guernica
>
> Scott Lucas
> Editor of EA WorldView, Professor of American Studies at the University
> of Birmingham, author of 'Orwell' and 'The Betrayal of Dissent'
>
> Nader Hashemi—Moderator
> Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver,
> co-editor of 'The Syria Dilemma'
>
>
> Session 3 [4:30 pm - 6:30 pm]
>
> Building Solidarity: What Concrete forms of Action Can We Take to
> Support the Syrian People?
>
> Kristyan Benedict
> Crisis Response & Tactical Campaigns Manager, Amnesty International UK
>
> Rima Majed
> PhD Candidate in Political Sociology, Oxford University, member of
> Oxford Solidarity For Syria
>
> Reem Al-Assil
> Member of the activist collective Freedom Days & the Syrian Nonviolence
> Movement
>
> Danny Postel—Moderator
> Associate Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of
> Denver, co-editor of 'The Syria Dilemma'
>
> Plus a special video message from Syrian playwright Mohammad al
> Attar—via Beirut
>
> This conference is free and open to the public. No registration
> required. Just show up!
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