Book talk: "Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War"


Thursday, March 31, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Kalb Seminar Rm, Taubman Bldg, Kennedy School of Government

The CMES Middle East Forum presents

Co-authors Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami

Robin Yassin-Kassab is a journalist and a regular media commentator on Syria and the Middle East. Yassin-Kassab is author of the novel The Road from Damascus (Hamish Hamilton and Penguin, 2009). He is co-author of the forthcoming book on the Syrian revolution and war, Burning Country (Pluto, January 2016). He co-edits and blogs at

Leila Al-Shami is co-author of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War and was a founding member of Tahrir-ICN a network connecting anti-authoritarian struggles across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

Read a review of Burning Country here.

Co-sponsors: Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; Middle East Initiative at HKS; Nieman Foundation for Journalism
Contact: Liz Flanagan