september 13–17, 2017

The Failure of Syria

Eyal Zisser, PhD

Vice Rector
Tel Aviv University

Professor Eyal Zisser is the Vice Rector of Tel Aviv University and the holder of The Yona and Dina Ettinger Chair in Contemporary History of the Middle East. He has written extensively on the history and the modern politics of Syria and Lebanon and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Among his seven books on Syria, the latest Syria: Protest, Revolution, Civil War tracks the history of the Syrian revolution - its origins and roots, its initial stages, and finally, the decline from a limited protest to widespread popular uprising and eventually to civil war. In 2016, the United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria estimated that 400,000 that had died in the war. And an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in March 2011 seeking refuge in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, and about one million have requested asylum to Europe. Professor Zisser will inform the Forum about how war threatens to crush the Syrian state and the potential political and social impacts of a Syrian collapse on Europe and the US.

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september 13–17, 2017

The Failure of Syria

Eyal Zisser, PhD

Vice Rector
Tel Aviv University

Professor Eyal Zisser is the Vice Rector of Tel Aviv University and the holder of The Yona and Dina Ettinger Chair in Contemporary History of the Middle East. He has written extensively on the history and the modern politics of Syria and Lebanon and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Among his seven books on Syria, the latest Syria: Protest, Revolution, Civil War tracks the history of the Syrian revolution - its origins and roots, its initial stages, and finally, the decline from a limited protest to widespread popular uprising and eventually to civil war. In 2016, the United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria estimated that 400,000 that had died in the war. And an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in March 2011 seeking refuge in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, and about one million have requested asylum to Europe. Professor Zisser will inform the Forum about how war threatens to crush the Syrian state and the potential political and social impacts of a Syrian collapse on Europe and the US.

september 13–17, 2017

The Failure of Syria

Eyal Zisser, PhD

Vice Rector
Tel Aviv University

Professor Eyal Zisser is the Vice Rector of Tel Aviv University and the holder of The Yona and Dina Ettinger Chair in Contemporary History of the Middle East. He has written extensively on the history and the modern politics of Syria and Lebanon and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Among his seven books on Syria, the latest Syria: Protest, Revolution, Civil War tracks the history of the Syrian revolution - its origins and roots, its initial stages, and finally, the decline from a limited protest to widespread popular uprising and eventually to civil war. In 2016, the United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria estimated that 400,000 that had died in the war. And an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in March 2011 seeking refuge in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, and about one million have requested asylum to Europe. Professor Zisser will inform the Forum about how war threatens to crush the Syrian state and the potential political and social impacts of a Syrian collapse on Europe and the US.