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UC Davis Professor Discusses How U.S. Response To Syrian Chemical Attack May Affect Refugees

Courtesy Dr. Keith Watenpaugh

Dr. Keith Watenpaugh of UC Davis working in Beirut.

Courtesy Dr. Keith Watenpaugh

Eyes have been focused on Syria this week as President Donald Trump considers whether to respond to a chemical attack conducted by the Syrian government on its own people.

Dr. Keith Watenpaugh is a professor at UC Davis and he has worked extensively with Syrian refugees, primarily students, who have fled the years-long fighting in their country.

Watenpaugh spoke with Insight host Beth Ruyak from Beirut, Lebanon, about what a U.S. response might mean for Syrian citizens and refugees.


Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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