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TALK | Explaining Poverty in the Middle East: The Economics and Politics of Solidarity
TALK | Explaining Poverty in the Middle East: The Economics and Politics of Solidarity
WhenThursday, May 25, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room220
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsPresented by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies, and the Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle.
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Speaker: Steven Heydemann, Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Chair in Middle East Studies, Smith College

Join us for the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies' "U.S. in the World" Lecture Series with Steven Heydemann, a political scientist who specializes in the comparative politics and the political economy of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria.

About the Speaker: Steven Heydemann is a political scientist who 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.

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