Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm

In the midst of the Syrian civil war in fall 2013, communities in northern Syria launched a unique initiative in non-hierarchical organizing. The Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria (also known as “Rojava”) has included gender and ethnically balanced decision-making bodies as well as a feminist fighting force.

The panel to discuss the political possibilities of Rojava includes journalist Seth Harp, School of Journalism graduate student Pinar Istek, and Government professor Jason Brownlee.

The event is sponsored by UT’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, and Department of Government.

Location: University of Texas at Austin campus, CLA Building, Room 0.126.