Three lunch discussions about Syria at Clingendael Institute

Me, Dr. Babak Rezvani and other (board)members of Association for the Study of EthnoGeoPolitics (EGP; have been invited to join and participate in three lunch discussions about Syria after civil war at Clingendael Institute, The Hague, during Spring 2019. See further the announcement and invitation reproduced below (see; see esp.

clingendaelsyrialecturesphoto2019The price of the future: Three lunch discussions about Syria after civil war

13 March / 26 March / 13 May 2019, 12-14 hrs., the Clingendael Institute, The Hague, the Netherlands

The Clingendael Institute has the pleasure of inviting you to three lunch meetings on Syria’s political order as it emerges from civil war. President Assad has effectively won the civil war and the threat of the Islamic State has receded, but the role of foreign powers remains crucial. What are the policy implications for the EU and the Netherlands of the ‘new’ Syria?

During these lunch meetings we will examine Syria’s new political order by looking at the regional refugee problem, regional geopolitics and regional militancy & extremism. The informal lunch meetings aim to gather a mix of senior policymakers, journalists and experts. The luncheons will take place under the Chatham House Rule and are by invitation only.

Please save the following dates:

  • Wednesday 13 March, 2019 – The regional refugee problem
  • Tuesday 26 March, 2019 – The geopolitics of Syria’s new political order
  • Monday 13 May, 2019 – Militancy and extremism in Syria and beyond

The discussions will be moderated by Clingendael’s General Director Monika Sie Dhian Ho. You will receive the invitations and full programmes in due course.

We very much look forward to welcoming you at the Clingendael Institute.


The Clingendael Institute
Clingendael 7, 2597 VH The Hague