Film Screening: "Syria — The Assads’ Twilight"
Syria, the Assads’ Twilight tells the story of the Assad regime and reveals how Bashar, like his father, was unable to tolerate dissent. Filmed in 2011, the film poses the question of whether Bashar, in the age of social media, can resist the challenge against his rule. The film uses archival footage, as well as the testimony and analysis of members of the US and Israeli security establishment, key politicians, dissidents (among them members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood), and political scientists.
Hosts: The Department of History, Middle and Near East Subcommittee of the International Education Committee, and Persian Students Association