As the violence in Syria rages on, Catherine Bronson will hold a public lecture on Monday (Sept. 24) to discuss the reasons for the conflict, the timeline of the crisis, and what the future might hold for both the regime as well as those driving the insurrection.
“We will also examine why the world community has been so reluctant to intervene in the crisis and what we, as concerned citizens of the world, can do,” says Bronson, a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies who joined the Beloit faculty this year.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the total number of civilians and non-civilians killed during the massive civil war has exceeded 26,000 and includes many women and children. For more information about the conflict, see The New York Times' special "Syria News" collection, which includes a helpful "Uprising Timeline."
The lecture takes place at 4 p.m. in room 150 of the Center for the Sciences.