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Dr. Wendy Pearlman: We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria
February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies invites you to a book talk, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, by Dr. Wendy Pearlman.
Wendy Pearlman is the Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, where she specializes in Middle East politics. She is the author of four books, We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (HarperCollins, 2017), Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books, 2003), and Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States that Host Nonstate Actors (co-authored with Boaz Atzili, Columbia University Press, 2018).
Professor Wendy Pearlman will present her book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, an oral history of the Syrian conflict based on interviews that she has conducted with more than 400 displaced Syrians across the Middle East and Europe since 2012. Using exclusively Syrians’ own words, the book is a mosaic of stories and reflections that seeks to express the human dimension of the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee experience. Like the book, her talk will chronicle the origins and evolution of the Syrian conflict through the stories of ordinary people who have lived and been transformed by its unfolding, and thereby place the forced migration of millions of Syrians in its larger historical and political context.
This event is made possible in part by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center of the Middle East and North Africa at Georgetown University, with additional funding from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies for public events.