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Ending the Many Wars in Syria

October 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

talks-on-syria-by-phyllisIs the war in Syria a civil war?
Is it a proxy war between the US and Russia?
Is it also a proxy war between Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey? Can ISIS be reined in?
Should Assad go? Or stay?
Should the US “do more”? Or is it already doing too much by arming and training rebel groups?
What will be the likely outcome of the current cease fire negotiations?
How can such a complex set of wars be settled by diplomacy? What solutions should the US peace movement support?

Discuss and find out the answers to these questions and more in talks with Phyllis Bennis.

  • Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 pm, Boston College, Gasson Hall room 305
  • Wednesday, October 12, noon, Tufts University, Meyer Campus Center 112, Lunch and Learn: Sponsored by Peace & Justice Studies
  • Wednesday, October 12, 4:00 pm, Salem State University, Marsh Hall 210 (Petrowski Room). Sponsored by History Dept & Center for Community Engagement and North Shore Coalition for Peace & Justice
  • Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 pm, Gordon College, Jenks 237, Gregory Auditorium. Gordon Initiative for the Study and Practice of Peace, Social Justice Initiative, NSCPJ.
  • Thursday, October 13, 12:15 pm, Emmanuel College, Room TBA. Sponsored by Emmanuel College Peace Action
  • Thursday, October 13, 7:00 pm, Brandeis University, Mandel G12. Peace, Conflict & Coexistence Studies, Brandeis Peace Action, etc
  • Friday, October 14, 11:00 am, Bristol Community College, 800 Purchase St, New Bedford. Sponsored by BCC Multicultural Committee

A tour sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action’s Middle East Working Group, hosts Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. She co-founded United for Peace and Justice and the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation and co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine. She is the author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer.


October 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
October 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
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