Thursday, April 21
Location: World Room, Columbia Journalism School, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Book launch with authors Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila al-Shami
Burning Country could have been titled "A People's History of the Syrian Revolution and War": it provides a view from below that constitutes the perfect antidote to geopolitical reductionism. This book is unique in its combination of first-hand material derived from fieldwork, factual and analytical rigour, and unshakable faith in the Syrian people's struggle for justice and dignity. -Thomas Pierret, Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World
This event is co-sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Students Organize for Syria, the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association and the Middle East Institute at Columbia University.