“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.”
In war-torn Syria, spurts of electricity offer an escapist glimpse into another world.
“When you’re not used to the noises and how loud they are, it’s kind of terrifying, but then you really get used to it,” Aboukhater said. A recent transfer student to Boston College, Layla Aboukhater escaped Syria’s escalating violence in Nov. 2014 alongside her father.