Joshua Landis Session Overview

Director, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma

Joshua Landis is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of international Studies. He is also the President of the Syrian Studies Association. Landis writes “Syria Comment,” a daily newsletter on Syrian politics that attracts some 50,000 readers a month, and it is widely read by officials in Washington, Europe and Syria. Dr. Landis travels frequently to Washington DC to consult with government agencies and speak at think tanks. Most recently he has spoken at the Woodrow Wilson Institute, Brookings Institute, USIP, Middle East Institute, and Council on Foreign Relations. Most recently he has appeared on PBS News Hour, the Charlie Rose Show, al-Jazeera, Frontline, NPR and BBC radio, and he is frequently published in such journals as Foreign Policy, Middle East Policy, and Time Magazine. Dr. Landis most recent publications are Stay Out of Syria , and Why Asad Is Likely to Survive to 2013.


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2018–2019 SESSIONS

This year's sessions begin with an introduction from Professor Thomas Christensen and move into a range of topics that include Religion, Identity Politics and Civil Wars; Iran, Turkey, and Israel; Biosecurity and Cybersecurity; National Economies in a Globalized World; and more.

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