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Kroc Institute Panel to Address Crisis in Syria

Author: Joan Fallon

Kroc Institute Panel on Syria

As the crisis in Syria intensifies, the United States and its allies are considering a response, including possible military strikes on Syria.

A panel of experts convened by the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will address the Syrian crisis at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium.

Panelists will provide context on regional dynamics in the Middle East, explain international legal issues surrounding the use of force, and discuss the implications for U.S. and international security.

The discussion, which will be moderated by David Cortright, director of policy studies at the Kroc Institute, is free and open to the public.

The panel features three experts:

  • Asher Kaufman, associate professor of history and peace studies.
  • Mary Ellen O’Connell, professor of law and research professor of international dispute resolution.
  • Michael Desch, professor of political science.

Panelists will consider the arguments both for and against military action and leave plenty of time for questions, answers, and participation from students, faculty, staff, and the community.

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