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The Question of Religion in the Syrian Constitutions Dr Rim Turkmani - LSE

MECACS Presents – The Question of Religion in the Syrian Constitutions

This lecture will discuss the question of religion within all the Syrian constitutions since the first ever attempt to write a constitution for Syria exactly a century ago and until the current constitution. It will go beyond the constitutional provisions and examines the debates and discussions surrounding the question of religion as recorded in the debates of the constitutional assemblies and in the public debate. It will discuss how the debate around the question of religion took on different dimensions depending on the context of the time, and the social and political climate in which the constitutional argument took place.

Dr Rim Turkmani is the principal investigator of the LSE based research project Legitimacy and citizenship in the Arab world project.
She is also the research director of the Syria conflict research programme at the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Her policy-oriented research work focuses on the political economy and governance in Syria and the local drivers of the conflict and their relation to external dynamics. She is member of the Women Advisory Board to the UN special envoy to Syria.

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