The Syrian Civil War: A Humanitarian Crisis
Following the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, political dissent in Syria quickly spiraled into a violent and devastating civil conflict. Since May 2012, the United States has been directly involved in this conflict, providing military and financial intervention against the Assad regime. In the next Alexander Hamilton Society event, we will be exploring the Syrian Civil War and the associated refugee crisis while also discussing the future of American involvement in the Middle East. Join us for a panel discussion featuring Duke professors Abdullah Antepli, Miriam Cooke, and Bruce Jentleson and The Ohio State University's Peter Mansoor. Future foreign policy leaders must understand what precipitated and deepened the societal fractures in Syria to better prevent similar conflicts and crises from developing in the region.