“Many instantly connect the strike with a policy of regime change, and I don’t see why this should be the case.”
Aboukhater was in math class when she heard the first bombs go off in Aleppo and realized the city would never be the same.
“As we discuss these complicated political situations, let’s not forget the simple humanity that lies beneath them.”
The idea won the Social Enterprise Track in this fall’s Shea Venture Competition.
Layla Aboukhater, MCAS ’18, a student from Syria, said the situation was bad for Syrian refugees even before Trump’s order.
In tandem with Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead and Provost David Quigley, Boston College president Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. issued a statement late Sunday night condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations.
With over 400,000 deaths in Syria, many of them civilians, political science professor Peter Krause discusses the role of the U.S. in the crisis.
Rebecca Hersman gave a talk titled “Toxic War: Syria, ISIS, and the Use of Chemical Weapons” on Friday.
Bennis blames the conflict on the increasing militarization of U.S. foreign policy.
“I am quite confident that America can take in Syrian refugees and balance lives saved with any perceived effect on American values, coffers, or security.”