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U of M roundtable on situation in Syria

Timely expert roundtable takes place Wednesday, Sept. 11

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Who: Three U of M professors and members of the local Syrian community
When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 4 p.m.
Where: Room 125 of Willey Hall, 225 19th Ave. S., on the University’s West Bank campus

The ongoing situation in Syria is the topic of a roundtable discussion between three University of Minnesota professors and members of the local Syrian community on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. in room 125 of Willey Hall, 225 19th Ave. S., on the University’s West Bank campus.

Titled, "Countering Mass Atrocities in Syria: Between Human Rights Ideals and Geo-Political Concerns," the roundtable discussion will explore the challenge of preserving the human rights of Syrian civilians while global political leaders debate whether militaries should engage.

The panel will include:

  • Professor Sarah Parkinson, a Middle East scholar at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs;
  • Ragui Assaad, Professor, Planning and Public Affairs at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs;
  • Ron Krebs, associate professor in the Department of Political Science;
  • and members of the Syrian community. 

Moderators are Barbara Frey, director of the Human Rights Program, and Alejandro Baer, director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

The U of M's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Human Rights Program are sponsoring the roundtable.

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