Cultural Heritage Under Threat: Perspectives on Two Syrian cities: Aleppo and Palmyra


A talk by Ross Burns, former Australian Ambassador for Syria and Lebanon
Sponsored by USC Archaeology, Art History, Classics, and Religion.

Join Ross Burns as he discusses how the devastating political unrest in Syria has resulted in the catastrophic loss of life and large scale looting of cultural heritage sites–specifically Aleppo and Palmyra and the consequences of war on these historic sites and monuments.

Please note for Accommodations: At least 72 hours prior to the event, (562) 938-4558 (voice), (562) 353-4217 (videophone), & // Sign Language Interpreting, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, 5 business days prior to the event, please contact HR Analyst: Jaymee Hunt 562-938-4547 | or Sonia Leticia VĂ©lez 562.938.4323 | *requests are based on provider availability*