gun fighting in a desert setting
In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters fire a heavy machine-gun towards Kurdish fighters, in Syria's northern region of Manbij.

UC Davis Expert Assesses Impact Of US Troop Withdrawal From Syria

Interview with Beth Ruyak for Capital Public Radio on October 15

"Dr. Keith Watenpaugh is a leading Middle East historian, expert on human rights, modern humanitarianism, genocide and the roles of refugees and displaced people in world history. 

Watenpaugh is the founding director of the UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program, the first academic unit of its kind in the UC system. He has been a leader in international efforts to address the needs of displaced and refugee university students and professionals, especially those impacted by the wars and civil conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey. Watenpaugh teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in human rights, genocide and humanitarianism.

Since 2013, Watenpaugh has directed an international multi-disciplinary research project assisting refugee university students and scholars fleeing the war in Syria. He recently won the IIE Centennial Medal for his work."

Listen to the interview at Capital Public Radio

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