September 14

5:30 PM

Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and managing director at The Washington Institute, and a former senior director for Middle East affairs at the National Security Council. This event will take place at Michel Student Center, Bradley University.

Syria: In from the Cold? Michael Singh, Washington Institute

The ongoing civil war in Syria is multi-sided with various domestic and foreign forces that oppose both the government of Bashar al-Assad and each other. Is it a proxy war between the United States and Russia, a playground for Russia's mercenary forces, or a struggle for influence for Iran? The earthquake earlier this year has changed the dynamic as the world worked together to help those affected by this disaster in both Turkey and Syria. What might this change mean for US policies in the region?

Michael Singh was co-chair of the congressionally-mandated Syria Study Group, which was charged with providing Congress and the executive branch with an assessment of the situation in Syria and recommendations for US policy there. As the Institute's managing director, Mr. Singh conducts policy research and participates in the public debate over the direction and content of U.S. Middle East policy. In addition, he works closely with Institute executive director Robert Satloff to strengthen the Institute's policy impact, develop new initiatives, and oversee its broader work.

This event is a dinner and program. Participants may purchase tickets for the evening, the program only in person, or program only via Zoom. Please see options on the Square website link below. The program will leave plenty of time for participant discussion.