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Syria Crisis Teach-In


Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.


The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B
620 Michigan Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C.

The teach-in will host several speakers who will discuss the current conflict in Syria and the debate surrounding the U.S. response, while shedding light on the complex historical, legal, moral, political, and religious dimensions of the crisis there. Non-violent response alternatives, the current stance of international politics, legal issues surrounding the conflict, and the humanitarian crisis are among the topics that will be discussed.

“We hope to contribute to an engaged and informed discussion about this very challenging issue,” said William Barbieri, director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program and associate professor of ethics in the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

Speakers will include Professor Antonio Perez from CUA’s Columbus School of Law, Stephen Colecchi of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Richard Love from the National Defense University. All members of the CUA community are welcome.

For more information, contact William Barbieri at

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should call 202-319-5240 or email
SPONSOR: CUA Peace and Justice Studies Program and the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.
MEDIA: To cover the conference, contact Mary McCarthy Hines in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600 or at


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