The Middle East in Turmoil: The Syrian Revolution as Seen from Inside


Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Christina Markus Lassen, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.Christina Markus Lassen

Former Ambassador Lassen comes to Harvard directly from Damascus, where she for the last three years has served as Denmark’s Ambassador to Syria and to Jordan.

Previous assignments include: Head of Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Executive Secretariat; Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary of State; Special Advisor to the Prime Minister (Middle East and Transatlantic Affairs); Embassy Secretary for Political Affairs at the Danish Embassy in Washington, DC.

Ambassador Lassen has a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree (Business and International Relations) from Copenhagen Business School. While at Harvard, she will conduct research on the Arab uprisings, and their implications and consequences for relations between the Arab world and the EU/US.

Click here for a list of related lectures in the Fall 2012 FOCUS ON: Arab Transformation lecture series.

Contact: Liz Flanagan

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