UC Davis Professor Discusses How U.S. Response To Syrian Chemical Attack May Affect Refugees Cody Drabble Thursday, April 12, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. 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.