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Mills College Professor Featured in Several Media Interviews Discussing the Latest Developments in Syria

Oakland, CA–December 14, 2012 Mills College Professor of Government Fred Lawson’s expertise was showcased in multiple news reports this week on the complex situation in Syria.

Lawson spoke live with KCBS Radio anchor Rebecca Corral on December 14, 2012, shedding light on news that the Pentagon has ordered the deployment of 400 American military personnel and two Patriot air defense batteries to Turkey to prevent a potential Syrian missile attack.

On December 13, 2012, Lawson was a featured in-studio guest on KQED Radio’s Forum, discussing the complexities of the United States’ recognition of the Syrian Opposition Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people against President Bashar al-Assad: Download the KQED Forum MP3 here.

In addition, Lawson spoke with KCBS Radio anchors Jeff Bell and Melissa Culross on December 11, 2012, about the United States’ recognition of the Syrian Opposition Coalition: Download the KCBS Radio MP3 here.

Lawson, a Mills College professor of government and authority on Syria and the Middle East, last year completed a two-year term as president of the Syrian Studies Association. He is a scholar of international relations in the Middle East with specific expertise in Syrian, Egyptian, and Gulf affairs.


Last Updated: 12/17/12