Syria: the Three-Sided Civil War, International Solidarity, and the Peace Movement

A forum with Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel of the University of Denver Center for Middle East Studies, and Amitabh Pal of the Progressive magazine.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8th, 7PM in ROOM 200 at 122 STATE ST., MADISON, WI.

Admission is free, however voluntary donations will be appreciated to cover expenses.

Co-sponsored by Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin, the Progressive magazine, and the University of Denver Center for Middle East Studies.

More info 608-442-8399.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS;

Nader Hashemi is Director of the University of Denver Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East & Islamic Politics at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Danny Postel is Associate Director of the University of Denver Center for Middle East Studies. He is contributing editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society, and also blogs for Critical Inquiry, Truthout, and Huffington Post.

Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel are co-editors of the anthology The Syria Dilemma (MIT Press 2013, 285pp.), copies of which will be available for sale at the event.

Amitabh Pal is Managing Editor of the Progressive Magazine and author of the book “ ‘Islam’ Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today” Praeger 2011). He wrote an editorial last year in the Progressive on "Why Not Give Peace a Chance in Syria?" As co-editor of the Progressive Media Project his op-eds have been published by dozens of newspapers in the US and he has appeared on the BBC, C-SPAN, and many other TV outlets. Amit holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina and teaches a media course at Edgewood College.

There will be opening presentations of 10-15 minutes by each of the three panelists followed by questions and comments from the audience. The forum will be moderated by David L. Williams, coordinator of the Peregrine Forum.