Randolph-Macon College will host an open forum to discuss “Should the United States
Attack Syria?” The forum will be held on September 10, 2013 from
4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Brock Commons SunTrust Theater (304 Henry Street). This
event is free and open to the public.
Next week, the American congress will begin debating the Obama administration’s
request for authorization to launch a military attack on Syria. In light of this
important historical development for the country and the world, everyone is invited
to attend this open-microphone community forum.
“The purpose of this forum is to allow any and all to ask questions, make statements,
express feelings, and seek information in an unstructured atmosphere of open community
participation,” says R-MC History Professor Michael Fischbach. “Faculty and staff
experts in such fields such as congress and the presidency, Middle Eastern affairs,
international affairs, the UN, weapons of mass destruction, and religion and the
Just War theory, among others, will be present to act as resources, but theirs will
be largely a supportive role. The main speakers will be those in attendance. Everyone
is welcome—including those who don't know what the issues are.”
For more information, contact History Professor Michael Fischbach at (804) 752-7234.