Lifelong Learning Program — The Syrian Theater

This course will delve into the dynamics of the Syrian civil war, its history, its progression, and the various actors involved. It will also detail the motives of the various actors involved in the current Syrian civil war and the conflict's implications for the entire region. Additionally, it will look at how the United States has responded to the chaos within the Syrian theater and what the potential implications are for the United States depending on their policy stance towards the conflict.

Facilitator: Charlie Vallee is a senior at Colgate University and a double major in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. He has given multiple lectures on the dynamics of the Syrian civil war to classes at Colgate University as well as seminars in Utica, New York. This past summer, Charlie worked at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC, a non-partisan think tank specializing in areas of conflict. Prior to this, Charlie worked at the International Institute for Counterterrorism in Herzilya, Israel in the summer of 2015 and published a report on the Islamic State and al-Qaeda's digital magazines. Charlie was a member of the Colgate University men's soccer team and hopes to do intelligence work for the government following his graduation from Colgate.


Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Hamilton Public Library


Academics, Social Sciences

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Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.


Free to Lifelong Learning Program members, $5 per class for all others

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