Nikolaos van Dam Honored at SSA Annual Reception
The Syrian Studies Association honored Ambassador Nikolaos van Dam with a panel discussion at its annual reception in December 2011. The reception, held in conjunction with the Assocation’s annual board and business meetings and the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, included a critical appreciation of the fourth edition of van Dam’s The Struggle for Power in Syria: Politics and Society under Asad and the Ba‘th Party (I. B. Tauris, 2011). Syrian Studies Association President Fred Lawson presided over a panel that included Professor Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma and Professor Lisa Wedeen of the University of Chicago.