The Crisis in Syria - a Birmingham Round Table

Arts Building - Lecture Room 3 (First Floor)
Wednesday 3 October 2012 (18:00-20:00)

Whatever chance remained of an early or peaceful conclusion to the crisis in Syria disappeared with the July 18th bombing of the National Security building in Damascus. Since then, the armed struggle in the capital and Aleppo has intensified: an increasingly embattled regime faces an invigorated but disunited opposition, while foreign states both near and far are using all means short of open military intervention—so far—to influence the outcome of an ever less certain situation.

This event, hosted by the Birmingham Centre for Modern & Contemporary History, will bring together external experts on Syria and specialists from Birmingham for a public round table discussion on the crisis. Brief presentations from the speakers will be followed by an open question and answer session chaired by Dr Benjamin Thomas White (School of History & Cultures). The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception, where you will have the chance to meet our panellists and enjoy a drink with fellow guests: students, alumni, and interested members of the public.


Dr Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham)

Dr Michelle Pace (University of Birmingham)

Dr Thomas Pierret (University of Edinburgh)

This is a free event, but booking is essential. For information and to book your place, please contact CAL Events Manager, Caroline Ashton at

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