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Dissecting a Complex Conflict: ISIS, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and the Humanitarian response

October 15, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Since 2011, almost 12 million people, equivalent to half of the Syrian population, have been displaced by the conflict, including 7.6 million displaced inside Syria. The Conference will discuss the causes of the conflict in Syria and the larger Middle East, the evolution of the refugee Crisis, and the response of key international and US humanitarian organizations.

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TENTATIVE PROGRAM

PART I: PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Birol Baskan

Assistant Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar

Making Sense of Turkey and Qatar’s Involvement in Syria

Radwan Ziadeh

Visiting Scholar, Lehigh University and Fellow, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

The Arab Spring: a failed transition. Why and what do we do about it?


Tessa Mayerick

External Relations Officer, United Nations Refugee Agency

The Work of the UNHCR in the Refugee Crisis


Aerlande Wontamo

Senior Resettlement Manager, Lutheran Refugee Services

Lutheran Refugee Services Resettlement Work


Dr. Patricia Maloof

Program Director, Migration & Refugee Services, Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities and the Refugee Crisis

PART II: DISCUSSION & WORKING GROUP

Details

Date:
October 15, 2015
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Website:
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Organizer

Center for Democracy and International Affairs: Virginian International University
Phone:
(703) 591-7042 ext.357
Email:
cdia@viu.edu
Website:
http://www.viu.edu/cdia

Venue

Center for Democracy and International Affairs: Virginia International University
11200 Waples Mill Rd. Suite 360
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Phone:
(703) 591-7042 ext.357
Website:
http://www.viu.edu/cdia