Syria: Then and Now


Molly Sinclair McCartney, Author and Journalist

**A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Talk begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. 



During this one-hour presentation Molly McCartney will share her photographs, from 2010, which narrate the pre-war stories of people and places in Syria, including the ancient city of Aleppo, the fabled ruins of Palmyra and the busy markets and monuments of Damascus. Her photographs were taken ten months before the demonstrations that led to revolution and will be contrasted with news photographs and news stories of the damage and destruction that has been done to those same scenes.


Biography of Speaker

Molly Sinclair McCartney worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years, including nearly 15 years at the Washington Post and 10 years at the Miami Herald. In 2012 she was appointed a Woodrow Wilson Public Scholar to do the research and interviews needed to finish America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts, (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) the book her husband, national security reporter James McCartney, was writing when he died. She has a degree in liberal studies from Georgetown University, where she concentrated on U.S. foreign relations and was a Nieman Fellow, class of 1978, at Harvard University. She has traveled around the world in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including a trip through Syria in May 2010 — ten months before the demonstrations that led to war.


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