Syria: Two Years of Revolution

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Event:
Syria: Two Years of Revolution
Start:
March 15, 2013 6:30 pm
End:
March 15, 2013 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer:
AIC
events@aicongress.org
Updated:
March 5, 2013
Venue:
AIC Center - Boston
Phone:
617-266-0080
Address:
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38 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

A day before the World Wide March for Syria in Boston (https://www.facebook.com/events/144462819051470/ ), join us to get a comprehensive overview of the situation in Syria.

Two years ago, Syrians took to the streets in unprecedented protests as part of the burgeoning “Arab Spring.” Since those remarkable days, tens of thousands have been killed and many more displaced. How did the Syrian revolution get to where it is today? What might happen next? Join an interactive discussion with human rights activists and medical professionals who have been active in aiding the Syrian community.

This is a FREE program. To learn more about the event and RSVP today, visit: http://syriatwoyearsofrevolution.eventbrite.com/# .

Speakers:

“Ethan Corbin- is a Ph.D. candidate in the International Security Studies Program at
the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He received his A.B. from Bowdoin College, a Master’s in Middle Eastern history from Université de Paris-IV (La Sorbonne), and a MALD from the Fletcher School. Ethan has published on topics ranging from Syrian foreign policy, peacekeeping operations, and insurgency and counter-insurgency warfare. In addition to investment finance, he has worked for the State Department and the Department of Defense. Fellowships include: Earhart Foundation, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), and the Eisenhower Institute.” (Harvard University)

“Sondra Crosby, MD- is an internist and former Co-Director of the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at Boston Medical Center. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Crosby’s clinical practice focuses on care of asylum seekers, asylees and refugees, and she has written over 200 affidavits documenting medical and psychological sequelae of torture. She has published scholarly papers in multiple peer-reviewed journals in the field of caring for survivors of torture and recently was awarded the 2008 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.” (Physicians for Human Rights)

Moderator: Nasser Weddady (Director of Civil Rights Outreach at American Islamic Congress)

Special reading by: Cenna Khatib, a young Syrian-American aspiring writer

This event is sponsored by: Syrian American Alliance, American Islamic Congress and Project Nur, MIT Amnesty International.