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The Situation in Syria: Understanding the World's Most Dangerous Country

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The death of humanitarian aid worker Kayla Mueller of Prescott, Ariz., brought the ongoing crisis in Syria home to many Arizonans. But much is still not understood about the complex and volatile civil war in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State. Join The Arizona Republic and the Cronkite School for an educational forum about the situation in Syria.

Arizona Republic opinion writer and columnist EJ Montini will moderate a panel discussion featuring Zana Alattar, co-founder and student director of Students Organize for Syria. Alattar is also founder and president of Save Our Syrian Freedom, a student activist organization and has previous volunteer experience in Syria. Other panelists include Reverend Kathleen Day, Mueller's pastor at Northern Arizona University, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and Omar Mohammed, a Hubert H. Humphrey journalism fellow at Cronkite.

Seating is limited; an RSVP is required to attend. Go to https://tickets.azcentral.com/ to reserve seats.

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004