[act-ma] [UJP] Deepening Crisis in the Middle East: Syria, Iran and Israel/Palestine

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======== DEEPENING CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: SYRIA, IRAN AND
         ISRAEL/PALESTINE ====================================================

 *Monday, February 25, 2013, 7:00 pm*

*Boston University, CAS Room 211
725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
BU Central T - Green Line "B"*

What are the prospects for war and peace in 2013? Will the civil war in  
Syria  engulf the region or die down? What is the effect of economic  
sanctions in Iran and the situation of Iranian women? How will political  
shifts in Israel and Palestine affect the overall environment and what is  
the emerging US role?
Speakers will feature reportback and analysis.

**

*Mohamad al Bardan* was born in Damascus and studied electronics and  
communications engineering at the University of Kalamoon.  He participated  
in the nonviolent Syrian revolution from the beginning which included  
protests of 20 to 20,000 people. Mohamad left Syria in Sept. 2011 to continue  
his studies at Northeastern University and has remained active politically,  
helping found the Syrian Nonviolent Movement organization.  He works with  
the Syrian community in Boston to promote awareness about Syria and other  
projects.  Mohamad believes in the nonviolent struggle for self  
determination.

*Alex Shams *is an Iranian-American graduate student of Middle Eastern  
studies at Harvard. He has been active in Palestinian rights activism for  
years, both in the United States and in Lebanon. His academic research  
focuses on gender in Islamic political movements, and he recently returned  
from Iran where he was researching women's experiences of expanded access to  
higher education since the 1979 Revolution.  Shams is the editor of Ajam  
Media Collective (AjamMC.com), a site focused on society and culture in  
modern Iran and Central Asia.

*Alice Rothchild *is a physician, author, activist, and filmmaker.  She  
practices gynecology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and is an  
Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.  She has been active in  
women’s reproductive rights and health care reform, and turned her focus to  
the Israel/Palestine conflict in 1997. She is on the steering committees of  
American Jews for a Just Peace – Boston and Jewish Voice for Peace –  
Boston. She is the author of /Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of  
Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience.  /Her documentary, /Voices  
Across the Divide/, will be released this summer,  
2013. www.alicerothchild.com [1]

Presentations will be followed by ample time for discussion. 

Donation $5 requested, no one turned away

Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace and the Boston University Anti-War  
Coalition.

United for Justice with Peace [2] is a coalition of peace and justice  
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The  
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

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Methodist Church Cambridge
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