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Saturday, July 8 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Middle East

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The Syrian revolution has been besieged by counterrevolutionary forces, from local groups like ISIS to outside powers such as the United States and Russia. This talk describes the reality on the ground in Syria, from the rise of ISIS to the consequences of the current U.S. war in the region. While the Trump administration has introduced some changes in foreign policy, what’s particularly striking is the continuity of today’s U.S. policy in Syria and Iraq with what preceded it during the Obama years.

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Anand Gopal

Anand Gopal is a journalist and author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes, which describes the travails of three Afghans caught in the war on terror. It was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction, the 2014... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ballroom B