Commonsense on Syria

Session #1


featuring Ambassador Peter Ford & Professor Joshua Landis

Additional Resources

Introduction to Syria, its people, and history pre-2011

This introductory session, which opened the series, featured a lively conversation between Amb. Peter Ford, Prof. Joshua Landis, and JWE President Helena Cobban about the modern history of Syria before the current conflict. 


Peter Ford


Joshua Landis

Additional Resources

Slide 2 Detail
Never Can I Write of Damascus
Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck

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About the Project

Commonsense on Syria

This series of 10 webinar sessions aims to expand the discourse on Syria here in the United States (and elsewhere) by presenting interactive, web-based panel discussions among people with real expertise on Syria. Our panelists will represent a range of views, including views that have been un- or under-represented in Western corporate media over the past decade.