Monday, September 30, 2013

Teach-In on Syria

A teach-in on Syria took place on September 18th at Lincoln Hall. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center in conjunction with the Center for Global Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security; and Invisible Conflicts (University YMCA), the teach-in addressed key issues concerning the conflict in Syria. Speakers at the teach-in included Paul Diehl of the Department of Political Science; Lesley Wexler of the College of Law; Linda Herrera of the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership; Adham Sahloul, a student activist and a member of the Syrian Emergency Task Force; and was moderated by Edward Kolodziej of Center for Global Studies. Topics touched upon during the teach-in included international law, the use of chemical weapons and the rules of war, the use of children in debates surrounding possible military intervention and US policy considerations. Following these issues, a discussion was opened for the audience members to ask question and add their various perspectives.

A video of the teach-in may be viewed below or by clicking here:


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