Challenges of the Syrian Opposition

November 7, 2013 – November 8, 2013 all-day
Funger Hall, Room 103
2201 G Street Northwest
The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-2309

As the Syrian uprising approaches its third anniversary, the conflict is far from resolved and has entrenched tensions at the local, regional and international levels. The crisis has grown increasingly intractable in the face of the political stalemate, continued violence, and the mass exodus of refugees to neighboring countries. At this juncture, what are the organizational problems of the Syrian opposition and how will these challenges shape the conflict moving forward? Panelists discussed the insurgency in Syria.


Steven Heydemann  – United States Institute of Peace

Zachariah Mampilly – Vassar College

Wendy Pearlman – Northwestern University

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl – University of Virginia 

Moderated by: 

Marc Lynch – George Washington University 

For background information on the situation in Syria, please visit the updated POMEPS Arab Uprisings Bibliography.


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