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Ending the Many Wars in Syria: Phyllis Bennis

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00 pm to Friday, October 14, 2016, 11:00 am
Where: Boston College, Tufts, Emmanuel, Salem State, Gordon College, Brandeis, Bristol Community College • Boston, Newton, Medford, Salem, Wenham, and New Bedford

Talks by Phyllis Bennis October 11-14

Is 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? 

The following talks are open to the public

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 pm ~ Boston College, Gasson Hall, room 305.  

Wednesday, October 12, noon ~ Tufts University, Meyer Campus Center room 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 the North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 pm ~ Gordon College, Jenks 237, Gregory Auditorium.  Sponsored by the Gordon Initiative for the Study and Practice of Peace, the Social Justice Initiative, and NSCPJ. Refreshments served.

Thursday, October 13, 12:15 pm ~ Emmanuel College, ADM 155. Sponsored by Emmanuel Peace Action

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 pm ~ Brandeis University, Mandel G12. Sponsored by Peace, Conflict & Coexistence Studies program; Brandeis Peace Action, Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence, Schusterman Center, Social Justice and Social Policy, and Sociology

Friday, October 14, 11:00 am ~ Bristol Community College, 800 Purchase St., New Bedford. Sponsored by the BCC Multicultural Committee

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.  Phyllis Bennis gave a detail-packed teleconference briefing on the Syrian civil war on September 14.  Listen to the recording.

This tour is sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action's Middle East Working Group.  Contact the working group to organize for action on US Syria policy.

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