Talk by Prof. Wendy Pearlman - "Understanding Syria through Refugees' Stories: Bir Köprüden Geçtik, 10.12.2020, Online

Department of Political Science and International Relations

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“Understanding Syria through Refugees’ Stories: Bir Köprüden Geçtik”

by Prof. Wendy Pearlman





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Professor Wendy Pearlman will present her acclaimed book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, recently published in Turkish as Bir Köprüden Geçtik: Suriyeli Direnişçiler Anlatıyor (Bilgi Yayınevi, 2020). The book is an oral history of the Syrian conflict based on interviews that she has conducted with more than 400 displaced Syrians across the Middle East and Europe since 2012. Called “essential reading” by the New York Times and using exclusively Syrians’ own words, the book is a mosaic of stories and reflections that express the human dimension of the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee experience.



Wendy Pearlman is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, where she also holds the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence. A specialist in the comparative politics of the Middle East, she is the author of four books, We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (HarperCollins, 2017), Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011) Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books, 2003), and Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States that Host Nonstate Actors (co-authored with Boaz Atzili, Columbia University Press,). She has conducted research in Spain, Germany, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip.



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