Islam and Democracy Speaker Series
"Syria's Muslim Brothers: Shifting Fortunes, Changing Platforms"
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
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Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Middle East Studies Center, and Honors and Scholars.
Fred Lawson is Frederick A. Rice Professor of Government at Mills College, where he has taught international relations and Middle East politics since 1985. His interests include international relations, international political economy, politics of the Middle East and North Africa, and comparative foreign policy.
Lawson is author of Constructing International Relations in the Arab World (Stanford University Press, 2006), Why Syria Goes to War (Cornell University Press, 1996), Bahrain: The Modernization of Autocracy (Westview Press, 1989) and other studies of political economy and foreign policy in the contemporary Middle East.
In 1992-93, he was Fulbright Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Aleppo; in spring 2001, he was Fulbright Lecturer in Political Science at Aden University.
Rice Professor of Government