Speakers 2019

Steven Heydemann

Professor of Middle East Studies, Janet W. Ketcham 1953, Smith College, USA

Steven Heydemann holds the Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Chair in Middle East Studies at Smith College, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government. He is also a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy of the Brookings Institution. From 2007–15 he held a number of leadership positions at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. His recent publications include “No Exit: Conflict, Economic Governance, and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Fierce States” (2019), ” Beyond Fragility: Syria and the Challenges of Reconstruction in Fierce States” (2018), and “Civil War, Economic Governance, and State Reconstruction in the Arab Middle East, (2018).