5:00 PM Reception and Book Signing
5:30 PM Lecture
George Bush Library Orientation Theater
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, TX 77843
Professor Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University will give a public lecture based on her acclaimed new book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, called “essential reading” by the New York Times. Based on hundreds of interviews across the Middle East and Europe, this collection of intimate testimonials and poetic fragments offers insight into the human dimension of the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee crisis.
Wendy Pearlman is the Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, where she specializes in the comparative politics of the Middle East. She is the author of three books, We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (HarperCollins 2017), Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books, 2003), as well as dozens of essays, academic articles, or book chapters. Pearlman holds a BA from Brown University, an MA from Georgetown, and a PhD from Harvard. She speaks Arabic and has studied or conducted research in Spain, Germany, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip.