2014, Thu, Feb 20

Who Narrates War? Theater of War: Syria

Mohammad Al Attar, Bente Scheller

Mirror dialog between Mohammad Al Attar and Bente Scheller


Mohammad Al Attar is a Syrian playwright and dramaturge. His works have been adapted for performances on international stages. In his plays he reflects on developments in Syria and questions of political struggle, exile and loss.


Bente Scheller is the head of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Beirut. She holds a doctorate in political science and is an expert on Foreign and Security Policy. She worked from 2002 to 2004 at the German Embassy in Damascus. From 2008 - 2012 she directed the Office of hbs Afghanistan in Kabul. Recently her book The Wisdom of Syria's Waiting Game. Foreign Policy under the Assad has been published in London.