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Brown to host teach-in on Syria

September 5, 2013  |  Media Contact: Courtney Coelho |  401-863-7287
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Brown University faculty will take part in a teach-in titled “Crisis in Syria” on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at 5 p.m in List Art Center, Room 120. This event is free and open to the public. Following the teach-in, a vigil for the people of Syria will take place on the College Green. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University faculty will take part in a teach-in to discuss issues related to the ongoing crisis in Syria. Free and open to the public, the event will take place on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at 5 p.m. in List Art Center, 64 College St., Room 120. The event can be viewed live at brown.edu/web/livestream/.

Following the teach-in, a vigil, led by the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life, will take place at 6:45 p.m. on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. The vigil will be held “for the people of Syria with the hope of building peace and understanding during this time of grave conflict,” according to University Chaplain Janet Cooper Nelson.

Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program, the teach-in will include presentations and discussions of the causes, key developments, and consequences of the Syria crisis for the people of Syria and the surrounding the region, and the impact of the situation on the U.S. involvement in the Middle East.

Who

  • Beshara Doumani, director of the Middle East Studies Program and professor of history;
  • Elias Muhanna, professor of comparative literature;
  • Naoko Shibusawa, associate professor of history;
  • Mayssun Succarie, Cogut postdoctoral fellow in international humanities and modern Arab culture and society

What

“Crisis in Syria” is a teach-in by Brown faculty that will include presentations and discussions of the causes, key developments and consequences of the current situation in Syria, and the impact on the people of Syria, the surrounding region and the United States' involvement in the Middle East.

Where

List Art Center, 64 College St., Room 120

When

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at 5 p.m.

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