When she was nineteen years old, Damascus-born Ala’a Basatneh put together a long-distance revolution from her home in Chicago. Inspired by the social-media-fueled revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, Ala’a used her Facebook and Twitter networks to orchestrate protests with journalists and activists inside Syria. As the Syrian civil war exploded, Bashar al-Assad imposed a media […]
In today’s edition of A Public Affair, Allen Ruff speaks wit Jennifer Loewenstein, associate professor of Middle East studies at Penn State. In a prerecorded interview, they’ll discuss the current situation, the mounting crisis centered in Syria, and the longer historical context for it.
What is Verona Aid? How are students in the community taking action in response to the Syrian refugee crisis? How are they helping address poverty right here in Dane County? Today Patty Peltekos talks with Jason Knoll and students from Verona Area High School to discuss the Verona Aid project.
Jan Miyasaki interviews James A. Paul, former Executive Director of the Global Policy Forum about the current refugee situation in Syria, where an estimated 50% of the population has fled the country.
As of late, Syria has been associated in the public consciousness with refugees and political strife, and not so much with the visual arts. But a group of Kurdish filmmakers and artists hope to change that. In the Rojava region of Syria (known to some as Western Kurdistan), they’ve set up the Rojava Film Commune […]
Hassan Hassan, a Syrian journalist and co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, had an in-depth conversation with Brian Standing about the group, its goals, and where things stand today.