Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Teach-In on Northern Syria — Understanding the Kurdish Struggle and Turkey’s Invasion

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

True North Classroom (101), Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

The Teach-In will address the struggles of Kurdish communities in light of Turkey's recent military invasion of northern Syria. It will provide both a historical and contemporary context to the ongoing conflict between Turkey and the Kurdish political movement, and will shed light on the implications of Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. Speakers come from a range of different backgrounds and perspectives, including Kurdish political leaders and community activists as well as academics working on the Middle East.

Speakers:

Nadje Al-Ali, Brown University

Stephen Kinzer, Brown University

Nazan Bedirhanoglu, Wellesley University

Nusret Oner, New England Kurdish Association

Giran Ozcan, HDP representative to the US.

Center for Middle East Studies