The Crisis in Syria: A Kroc Institute Current Events Panel, Tuesday September 10, 2013

Author: Michael Sweikar



Free and open to the public.  If you can’t join us in person, watch the live stream here (4:30 p.m. Tues. Sept. 10) U.S. Eastern Time.

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

Moderated by David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute.

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

This panel of experts will provide context on regional dynamics in the Middle East (Kaufman), explain international legal issues surrounding the use of force (O’Connell), and discuss the implications for U.S. and international security (Desch). 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.