Program | Rebuilding A Syrian Nation And State After Civil War – Mar 18

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is pleased to partner with the Turkic-American Federation Southeast and Belmont University in presenting:

Rebuilding A Syrian Nation and State After Civil War: Prospects and Challenges

 Dr. Cenap Cakmak, Ph.D.

Friday, March 18, 2016
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Belmont University, Lila D. Bunch Library

Multimedia Hall (2nd Floor)

Corner of 17th Ave. South & Acklen Avenue

Nashville, TN



This event is free and open to the public.


This paper analyzes the prospects and challenges in the process of rebuilding a Syrian national and constitutional identity in the aftermath of the civil war. Based on extensive field work and elite survey involving leading figures of diverse members of Syrian national coalition, an umbrella initiative of opposition groups fighting against Assad regime, the study critically evaluates the challenges ahead as well as the inherent advantages for the post-conflict era in Syria. The findings in the study can be used to construct a working state identity that would address the priorities and concerns of the majority of opposition groups.


cenap-cakmakDr Cenap Çakmak received his PhD in global affairs from Rutgers University. He previously worked at Muğla University. Dr Çakmak currently teaches international law and organizations at Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey, and is also affiliated with the Wise Men Center for Strategic Research (BİLGESAM) as a senior researcher. A former visiting researcher at the TMC Asser Institute, The Hague, and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Çakmak has published books and articles on international criminal law, Turkish foreign policy and civil society. He is currently working on a four-volume set, Islam: a worldwide encyclopedia, to be published in early 2016, and Islam and the law of armed conflict, and will start a new project on securitization of critical domestic and foreign policy issues by Turkish political elites as part of accession prospects to the ICC at Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund, Sweden, Sept 2016.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is pleased to provide announcements for global affairs programs in the community that may be of interest to our members.

For more information please contact the program organizer.

tnwac logo jan15 300

Leave a Reply