The Centre for Syrian Studies regularly sponsors academic conferences on political and socioeconomic themes.
A conference entitled : The Syrian Uprising, Drivers and Dynamics was held in St Andrews, 17-19 June, 2013.
- CSS Postgraduate Conference on Syria “Syria in a changing world”, St Andrews, 1-2 Sep. 2011.
- Conferences on Syrian-Turkish relations were held in Ankara, June 17-19 2009, in Damascus in 2010 and in St Andrews in 2011.
- A conference on change in Syria was held in Damascus in November 2008.
- A conference on Economic Reform in Syria was held in St Andrews in April 2008.