War and Peace in Syria: Where to now?

The recent breakdown of the cessation of hostilities in Syria has potentially ushered in a new and even darker phase of the Syrian civil war. The increase in aerial assaults on Aleppo and other rebel-held areas over the last few weeks has led many to speculate that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is manoeuvring for an end-game. But is this the case or could a renewed cessation of hostilities, local truces or a third-way lead Syria out of the malaise?

MARIKA SOSNOWSKI is completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne that focuses on governance development under ceasefires in Syria. She has taught Middle East politics at university, written about the region for numerous publications and is an international development consultant focussing on Israel/Palestine, Syria and Lebanon.

DARA CONDUIT is a researcher at Deakin University and a Ph.D candidate at Monash University working on the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. She co-convenes the Australian Terrorism & Political Violence Research Network and has provided advice to the UN OHCHR’s Working Group on Mercenaries.


TAGS: Syria, war, America, peace, politics, Islam, religion


Starts: June 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick

War and Peace in Syria: Where to now?

June 9, 2016 Lecturer: Marika Sosnowski & Dara Conduit
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes