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Syrians in Revolution and War

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ClassGraphic For countless generations, Syria was a country that took pride in its diversity. People of different ethnic sects and religious groups lived harmoniously in Syria with the understanding that it was their variety and cooperation that made the country sound. In modern times, dictators came into power and glorified one sect above others. They co-opted a minor political party, distorted its philosophy and focus, and used it to help promote their authoritarian rule. This split the nation into divisions and partisanships, eventually leading to revolution and more than six years of continuing civil war. Join us in discovering how this revolution happened and to hear the voices of some of the participants. We’ll read and discuss the book: Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami (Pluto Press, 2016). Our study group will also use audio-visual materials to broaden the discussion. Email with attachments will be used to send questions and other material to the group. Note: No class on 05/28/18

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Fred Gleave2.Connie Karduck 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/28/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2018 - 6/4/2018 Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Connie Karduck  ; Fred Gleave