Syria in the Shadow of Mass Violence in the Middle East – A Conversation with Uğur Ümit Üngör

Uğur Ümit Üngör is Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His main areas of interest are genocide and mass violence, with a particular focus on the modern and contemporary Middle East. He has published on the Armenian genocide, modern Turkish history, and on paramilitarism, which led to the monograph Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State (Oxford University Press, 2020). He is currently working on its follow-up monograph Assad’s Militias and Mass Violence in Syria (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, 2024). He is co-author of Syrian Gulag: Inside Assad’s Prisons (IB Tauris, 2023) and of the Tadamon massacre project, which sparked a lively debate over the forensic role of mass violence researchers.

Discussants: Aimee Genell (Pardee School), Roberta Micallef (World Languages & Literatures), and Vladimir Petrovic (Core Curriculum)

Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary major in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies.

When 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Building Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road
Contact Name Elizabeth Amrien
Phone 617-358-0919
Contact Email edamrien@bu.edu
Contact Organization Center for the Study of Europe
Fees Free
Speakers Uğur Ümit Üngör