The Syrian Tragedy and Grassroots Struggles

Yasser Munif

The Syrian revolt is currently one of the bloodiest and most complicated conflicts in the world. Unfortunately, it is often oversimplified and misunderstood in media and political circles. Many experts highlight its international and regional dimensions but fail to analyze the impressive struggles that are taking place at the local level. In this presentation, Yasser Munif will discuss grassroots struggles against authoritarian rule and religious fundamentalism.

Yasser Munif is an assistant professor of Sociology at Emerson College. He teaches classes on the Arab Revolts and global social movements. He is the co-founder of the Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution.

The talk is hosted at Washington University in St. Louis by Azadi and WashU Foreign Policy Engagement (WUFPE), and cosponsored by History; Jewish, Islamic, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; and International and Area Studies.

The talk is free and open to the public.