Three months after the release of the Bassiouni report, which documented systematic government abuses of pro-democracy protesters, Bahrain's King Hamad has announced constitutional reforms to increase parliamentary oversight. His announcement has done little to appease opposition forces, however, who contend the reforms do little to address the underlying sectarian inequities in Bahrain. Popular protests continue almost daily and are often met with police violence. In this highly polarized environment, is political compromise possible? What can be done to help reconcile Bahrain's divided Sunni and Shiite populations? Hiltermann and Seznec will address these question and explore the domestic and international dimensions of the protracted sectarian conflict in Bahrain.