The Syrian Crisis: A Political Science Roundtable

On Wednesday, September 18, Penn Arts and Sciences is offering a special Knowledge by the Slice, cosponsored by the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.

The Syrian Crisis: A Political Science Roundtable

Syria in its Regional Context
Ian Lustick
Bess W. Heyman Professor of Political Science

Syria and International Law

Jessica Stanton
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Syria and U.S. Public Policy Debates
Matt Levendusky
Associate Professor of Political Science

Back to the Future? Russia and Syria

Rudra Sil
Professor of Political Science

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room


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