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Atlantic Council – Civilian Suffering in Arab Conflicts: Discussion with Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch

May 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Civilian Suffering in Arab Conflicts: Discussion with Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch

Featuring:
Kenneth Roth
Executive Director
Human Rights WatchModerated by:
The Hon. Frederic C. Hof
Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Throughout the last decade, the human cost of Arab conflicts has affected millions in the region as well as populations across the transatlantic community. Policy makers and humanitarian leaders often address these conflicts at cross purposes given divergent—and seemingly incompatible—priorities.

Please join us on May 18 for a discussion with executive director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth to explore these priorities. Are there options to protect civilians in Syria that would not only save lives but also reduce the flow of refugees to Europe that is destabilizing the continent, and diminish the recruiting capabilities of extremist organizations including the Islamic State (ISIS)? Do similar trends span across the region’s conflicts, suggesting there exists a shared interest that could lead to cooperative action by governmental and nongovernmental decision-makers?

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The Atlantic Council

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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