Syrian Refugee Crisis in Historical Context

This recent lecture by Professor Rachad Antonius of the Université de Québec à Montréal provides an insightful overview of Syria’s history as it relates to present events.  The Jesuit Refugee Service in Canada and St. Monica’s Parish in Montreal organized this lecture to raise awareness among sponsorship groups about the geopolitical forces at work in the Middle-East from the beginning of the 20th century until today which created the circumstances that led to war and forced many Syrians to flee their homeland since 2011.