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.
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
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?
External Relations Officer, United Nations Refugee Agency
The Work of the UNHCR in the Refugee Crisis
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