Commonsense on Syria

Session #1

Introduction

featuring Ambassador Peter Ford & Professor Joshua Landis

Overview
Video
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. 

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Ambassador
Peter Ford


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Professor
Joshua Landis


Additional Resources

Slide 1 Detail
Map of Syria from 2009
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Lens on Syria: A Photographic Tour of Its Ancient and Modern Culture
by Daniel Demeter, foreword by Joshua Landis

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FURTHER READING

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.