After The Uprisings - The Arab World in Freefall Fragmentation or Reconfiguration - Panel 1 - "The Ongoing Civil Wars in Syria and Iraq"

Two Day Conference cosponsored by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Workshop on Arab Political Development with the collaboration of the Project on Middle East Political Science, and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. - Remarks from Professors Amaney Jamal (Princeton University), Rami Khouri (American University of Beirut) and Marc Lynch (George Washington University) - Keynote Speaker Dr. Tarek Mitri (American University of Beirut), “The Arab Revolutions: Five Years On The Arduous Road” - Panel 1: The ongoing Civil Wars in Syria and Iraq Discussant: Kevin Mazur (Princeton University) Speakers: Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl (University of Virginia), “The Dynamics of Escalation in Syria.” - Chérine Chams El-Dine (Cairo University), “Iraq Between Two Protest Cycles: Contentious Actors and Internal Dynamics Under Scrutiny.” - Samer Abboud (Arcadia University), “Authority, governance, and networks of violence in Syria.” - Ranj Alaaldin (London School of Economics), “Shi’i mobilisation in Iraq.”