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Congressman Keith Ellison – BRIEFING: Engaging in Syria: New Approaches, Challenges and Policy Recommendations

May 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Congressman Keith Ellison hosts a briefing on Engaging in Syria: New Approaches, Challenges and Policy Recommendations

Syria is one of the most complex and dynamic humanitarian crises in the world today. The Syrian Center for Policy Research estimates that some 400,000 Syrians, soldiers and civilians, have been killed as a direct result of military action and a further 1.9 million have been wounded. The United Nations put the number of displaced Syrians at 12 million – half of Syria’s pre-war population.

The recent bombing of Aleppo, the world’s most dangerous city, has raised questions about the fragile peace process. Thousands of Syrians are counting on the international community to strengthen the temporary ceasefire and ensure vital deliveries of humanitarian aid.

Join us for an overview of the political and security implications of recent developments on the ground. Our panel of experts will highlight the goals and positions of key players in the conflict, and put forward policy recommendations for ending the crisis in Syria.

Panelists include:
-Afra Jalabi, Vice-Chair of the Syrian NGO The Day After Project
-Charles Lister, Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute and author of The Syrian Jihad
-Hassan Hassan, Resident Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and co-author of New York Times bestseller ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

RSVP Link or Email: sara.sudetic@mail.house.gov

Venue

Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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