In partnership with Evanston Public Library and MENA
How have Syrians experienced the uprising and war transforming their country? What can their personal stories teach us about both tragedy and resilience? Northwestern Political Science professor Wendy Pearlman will explore these questions in this presentation of her acclaimed new book, We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria. Based on interviews that Pearlman conducted with more than 300 Syrian refugees across the Middle East and Europe since 2012, the book is a mosaic of first-hand stories and reflections that chronicle the Syrian conflict exclusively through the words of people who have lived it.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to Pearlman's schedule that evening, the book-signing for this event will take place at 5:30 pm, before the program begins. If you have to miss it and would still like to reserve a signed copy, contact us in advance email@example.com or 224-999-7722.
This talk is the latest in a continuing series of lectures presented by EPL and MENA (Northwestern University's Middle East and North African Studies program) regarding the culture, politics, religion, and society of the Middle East and North Africa.