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A reporter’s perspective: Islamic State, Assad, Russia, and the failure of US Policy

January 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Based on numerous reporting trips to the region, freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich discusses the growth of Syrian extremist rebel groups, the status of the Assad regime, foreign intervention and the failure of US policy. He provides up to date analysis and what the new US president will likely face after the November elections.

Erlich is a Peabody winning journalist and author of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect (Foreword by Noam Chomsky), just out in paperback. He has written a total of five books on US foreign policy. He reports for NPR, Foreign Policy, VICE News, and The Progressive, among others.

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Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 pm, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Choir room.   Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action; Cosponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment.

Additional talks by Reese Erlich:  

Mon, Jan 30, 1:00 pm: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston, room 350

Tue Jan 31, 10:00 am: Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Rd, Newton Center

Tue Jan 31, 12:30 pm: Harvard Center for Middle East Studies, 38 Kirkland St, room 102, Cambridge

Tue Jan 31, 4:00 pm: Emmanuel College, Fenway Room, 400 the Fenway, Boston

Tue, Jan 31, 7:00 pm: First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, choir room

Wed, Feb 1, 5:00 pm: Brown University, Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St, Providence, RI

Information on the book: Inside Syria by Reese Erlich

 

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Date:
January 31, 2017
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7:00 pm
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First Church in Cambridge – Choir Room
11 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Website:
firstchurchcambridge.org