February 11, 2014
6:00 - 7:30pn
Three panelists will discuss the origins and contours of the Syrian conflict, the response of the US peace movement to the war, and recent international efforts in solidarity with the Syrian people.
Danny Postel, co-editor of The Syria Dilemma, is Associate Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is the author of Reading "Legitimation Crisis" in Tehran and co-editor of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future. He blogs for Critical Inquiry, Truthout, and the Huffington Post.
Afra Jalabi, a contributor to The Syria Dilemma, is a Syrian writer and activist living in Montreal. She is active in the Syrian Nonviolence Movement and serves on the Executive Committee of the Day After Project, an international working group of Syrians representing a large spectrum of the country’s opposition engaged in an independent transition-planning process. She was a signatory to the Damascus Declaration, an umbrella group that aimed to improve human rights and create gradual change in Syria.
Bernardine Dohrn is retired Clinical Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, founding director of the Children and Family Justice Center, and co-founder of the Center on the Wrongful Convictions of Youth. She serves on the board of directors of the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch and on the Advisory Committee of The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council. She was national leader of SDS and the Weather Underground, and was on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List.
Free and open to the public.
Presented by the Global Voices Lecture Series, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, the Center for International Studies World Beyond the Headlines Series, the University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago, and Critical Inquiry.