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What's Next For Syria?

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  • UserIbrahim Hamidi (al-Hayat newspaper), Dr Ziad Majed (AU Paris), Laila Alodaat (Women's Intl League for Peace & Freedom)
  • ClockFriday 10 March 2017, 18:00-19:30
  • HouseNihon Room, Pembroke College.

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The Cambridge Migration presents What’s Next for Syria?, part two in our Syria Series: Reflecting on Six Years of Conflict. This high-level panel discussion focuses on the crucial questions regarding the future of Syria six years into the war. The panel will shed light on the historical, social, economic, and political root causes of the peaceful uprisings that commenced in Syria in March 2011. The panelists will elaborate on how the peaceful uprisings in 2011 have developed into a full-fledged civil, regional, and global war and finally discuss the prospects of peace in Syria, the possible scenarios, and the regional and world powers involved in it. The seminar draws upon the knowledge and experience of three prominent academics and professionals from Syria and Lebanon, which will provide the Cambridge audience with new invaluable analyses and unique insight on the current situation in Syria. This event will be followed by refreshments.

6-7:30pm | Panel and discussion 7:30pm | Refreshments

Panelists: Dr. Ziad Majed, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs at the American University of Paris Mr. Ibrahim Hamidi, Syrian Journalist, head of the Damascus bureau of the pan-Arab newspaper “Al-Hayat” Ms. Laila Alodaat, Crisis Response Programme Manager, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Dima Krayem, PhD Candidate in Development Studies, will be moderating the panel discussion.

This event is made possible by the generous support of St Edmunds College, the Von Hugel Institute, the Department of Sociology, the Gates Council, and Pembroke College.

About the panelists: Dr Ziad Majed teaches Middle East studies and writes on Lebanese, Syrian and Arab affairs as well as on regional political transitions and crises. Since 1994, he has been involved in research work and reform campaigns related to political processes and civil society causes in Lebanon and other Arab countries. For the last seven years, Majed has been publishing regularly in different Arab and French outlets. His latest book is entitled “Syrie la révolution orpheline” (Syria the Orphan revolution).

Ibrahim Hamidi is a Syrian journalist who heads the Damascus bureau of the Arab daily newspaper Al-Hayat, and has contributed to several other international media outlets and think tanks. Previously, he served as head of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) office in Damascus, in addition to his work with al-Hayat, and as a senior writer for Forward Magazine in Damascus. Hamidi’s work focuses on strategic issues in the Middle East, with special insight into Syria’s internal and regional politics.

Laila Alodaat is a Crisis Response Programme Manager at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She specializes in international law of armed conflicts and the human rights of women.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Migration Society series.

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