WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH 2018
Professor and author Wendy Pearlman, will be in Geneva this Wednesday, talking about her book ‘We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria’ at the rue de la Confédération branch of FNAC.
Within the framework of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Geneva, FNAC are welcoming Wendy Pearlman, Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University (WA), whose research focuses on the comparative politics of the Middle East, social movements, political violence, refugees and migration, emotions and mobilisation, and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring, in 2011 hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom, democracy and human rights. The government’s ferocious response, and the refusal of the demonstrators to back down, sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our times. Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conducted over four years across the Middle East and Europe, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled is a breathtaking mosaic of first-hand testimonials. Together, they cohere into an unforgettable chronicle that is not only a testament to the power of storytelling but to the strength of those who face darkness with hope, courage, and moral conviction.
Wendy Pearlman will also take part to the forum ‘Migration : les compétences s’exilent aussi!’ on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 8:30pm (FIFDH, Espace Pitoëff – Grande Salle, 52 rue de Carouge, 1205 Geneva). Click here for further event information.
WHERE: Payot Bookstore, 7 rue de la Confédération, 1204 Genève.
WHEN: Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 5.30pm.