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Dear Colleagues: Those of you who will be in the Denver area this Thurs and Fri are warmly invited to attend the conference below, organized by the Center for Middle East Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver, among others. RESOLVING THE CRISIS IN SYRIA A Conference Exploring the Dynamics of the Conflict, Key Forces, Possible Solutions, and Future Scenarios Center for Middle East Studies Josef Korbel School of International Studies University of Denver January 10-11, 2013 Thursday, January 10 OPENING SESSION Surviving the Syrian Civil War A Roundtable Discussion on Civil Resistance & Violent Conflict 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Arthur N. Gilbert Cyber Café, Ben Cherrington Hall Oliver Kaplan: Surviving the Syrian Civil War Kristen Gillespie: Respondent Tamra Pearson d’Estree: Moderator/Discussant Friday, January 11 WELCOMING REMARKS – Nader Hashemi 9:15 AM | Sié 150 OPENING REMARKS – Ambassador Christopher R. Hill 9:20 AM | Sié 150 PANEL ONE Regional & Geopolitical Dimensions of the Syrian Crisis 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Sié 150 Amb. Christopher R. Hill: Political Outcomes for a Syrian Settlement Mohammed Ayoob: The Struggle for Syria: The New-Old Cold War in the Middle East Tom Farer: Assad’s Crimes and America’s Limits: Are There Lessons for US Foreign Policy to be Found Amid the Syrian Ruins? Discussant/Moderator: Ved Nanda PANEL TWO The Assad Regime & the Evolving Dynamics of the Opposition Who Supports Whom? What Do the Rebels Want? 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Sié 150 Stephen Starr: Syria’s Societal Cleavages: Who Supports Whom? Thomas Pierret: The Islamization of the Syrian Revolution: Origins and Prospects Radwan Ziadeh: Revolution in Syria: The Struggle for Freedom in a Regional Battle Discussant/Moderator: Erica Chenoweth PANEL THREE What Might a Post-Assad Syria Look Like? Exploring Scenarios, Addressing Challenges 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Sié 150 Molham Aldrobi: Syria’s Future: A Muslim Brotherhood Perspective Joshua Landis: How to Think About the Syrian Endgame: Considering the Turkish, Iraqi, and Lebanese Models Rafif Jouejati: Beyond Assad: What’s Next for Syria? Discussant/Moderator: Andrea Stanton EVENING KEYNOTE PANEL Solving the Syrian Crisis What Are the Options/Possibilities? 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Davis Auditorium (Sturm Hall, 248) Kenneth Roth: What Should We Be Doing? Michael Ignatieff: When Assad Goes, Then What? Richard Falk: Syria: A Tragic Predicament? Rafif Jouejati: Respondent to the Panel Discussant/Moderator: Nader Hashemi For more information, please visit: http://cmesconference.wordpress.com/ or contact CMES Associate Director, Danny Postel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Communications Officer, Douglas Garrison, at email@example.com.