How Syria was destroyed: The dynamics of a civil war.

How Syria was destroyed: The dynamics of a civil war.

Monday, 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm
Auditorium, Investcorp Building
Dr Gilles Dorronsoro (Nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, previously professor of political science at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes)
Arthur Quesnay (PhD candidate in the sectarian conflict in Iraq in Political science at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University)
Adam Baczko (PhD candidate at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris) and Research Fellow at the Noria South Asia Program)
MEC Seminar

Co-hosted by Maison française d'Oxford and the Middle East Centre:

Adam Baczko is a Junior Research Fellow at the ERC-funded CivilWars program, Panthéon-Sorbonne University and a Phd candidate in Political Science at the EHESS. He was previously a fellow at Yale University and the Institute for Human Science (IWM) in Vienna. He carries out research on how insurgeant groups implement court systems, based on fieldwork in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria and Iraq.

Gilles Dorronsoro is a professor of political science at Panthéon-Sorbonne University, the Principal investigator of the ERC-funded CivilWars program and a Senior Fellow at the Institut Universitaire de France. He is the author of several books on Afghanistan and Turkey, including Afghanistan: Unending Revolution, Columbia University Press, 2005.

Arthur Quesnay is a PhD candidate in Political Science and Junior Research Fellow at the ERC-funded CivilWars program at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1). He was previously a fellow at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO). His doctoral thesis focuses on sectarian conflicts in Northern Iraq, where he has conducted extensive fieldwork since 2009.

They have written a collective book : Syrie. De la Révolution à la guerre civile that will be published

by the CNRS Edition in spring 2016. The translation into english is under review.