Identity, Honor and Social Organization: Why foreign occupiers fail to establish loyal regimes in the 'New' Middle East

A public lecture by Abdulkader Sinno, Indiana University

Thursday, November 09, 2006
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Abdulkader Sinno is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.  He received his Ph.D. from UCLA and was a CISAC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.  His first book manuscript, titled Organizing to Win: How Organizational Structure Affects the Outcome of Civil War, is currently under review at a major academic press.  It develops a new theory to explain the evolution and outcomes of civil wars, ethnic strife and other territorial conflicts.  He uses synergistic methodologies in this research project—involved studies of consecutive Afghan conflicts anchored in his field research and a statistical study of all conflicts from North Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

This lecture is part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11, exploring the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.

Cost : Free

Peter Szanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies