The Crisis in Syria: A Discussion

4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
GSU, Room 312 (3rd Floor) 775 Commonwealth Avenue
The uprising and civil war in Syria has persisted for almost two years, with the country torn into pro and anti-Assad forces. During that time, reporter Alia Maryam Hassan was living in Syria. Forced to leave Syria to reside in Turkey, Hassan will visit Boston University and speak of her experiences during the Syrian crisis. Hassan is a reporter with experience of working as a producer and an anchor. Besides reporting for regional newspapers, she has been contributing to the London based Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) organization and The McClatchy Company, a syndicate of 30 dailies across the United States. Her journalistic work on Women’s issues in particular has appeared in news sources based in America, Britain, Pakistan and the Gulf region.