The Department of Religious Studies is proud to sponsor a panel discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Syria, titled:
Syria the Human Toll: Prospects for Reconciliation and Redevelopment
Date/Time: Thursday, May 8, 7:00 PM
Place: Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30307
Description: “Not since the Rwandan genocide has the world seen a humanitarian crisis like the one caused by Syria’s civil war. As the conflict enters its fourth year nine million people have been displaced, the education system is in ruin and the country’s medical system is near total collapse. With religious extremism on the rise and opposition groups divided, the prospects for peace remain elusive for the near future. While much international attention is focused on political processes that will lead to a cessation of conflict and a peace settlement, Syria’s humanitarian crisis continues to deepen. Governments and private donors are focused on the challenges of meeting immediate needs for food, shelter and medical care. But, what are the prospects for the future? This public discussion with policy, NGO and academic experts provides an opportunity for stakeholders to share their perspectives on the challenges of post conflict reconciliation and redevelopment in Syria.”
- Basma Atassi: Journalist, Aljazeera
- Hrair Balian: Director, Conflict Resolution Program, The Carter Center
- Karen Betts: Foreign Policy Counsellor, UK Embassy, Washington DC
- Juan Cole: Professor of History, University of Michigan
- John Blevins: Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University
- Jim Clancy: Senior Correspondent, CNN
The event is free and open to the public. Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.727.1438.
To learn more, check out a few of the following books available in the University Library:
- Ajami, Fouad,, and Herbert and Jane Dwight. The Syrian Rebellion. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2012.
- Bookstein, Amelia. Beyond the Headlines: An Agenda for Action to Protect Civilians in Neglected Conflicts. Oxford: Oxfam GB on behalf of Oxfam International, 2003.
- Hashemi, Nader, and Danny Postel. The Syria Dilemma. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013.
- Hokayem, Emile. Syria’s Uprising and the Fracturing of the Levant. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.
- Hyndman, Jennifer. Managing Displacement: Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
- Janzekovic, John. The Use of Force in Humanitarian Intervention: Morality and Practicalities. Burlington: Ashgate, 2006.
- Lischer, Sarah Kenyon. Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
- Marriage, Zoë. Not Breaking the Rules, Not Playing the Game: International Assistance to Countries at War. London: Hurst, 2006.
- Mychajlyszyn, Natalie, and Timothy M. Shaw. Twisting Arms and Flexing Muscles: Humanitarian Intervention and Peacebuilding in Perspective. Burlington: Ashgate, 2005.
- Smyser, W. R. The Humanitarian Conscience: Caring for Others in the Age of Terror. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
- Starr, Stephen. Revolt in Syria: Eye-witness to the Uprising. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
- Stedman, Stephen John., and Fred Tanner. Refugee Manipulation: War, Politics, and the Abuse of Human Suffering. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2003.
- Waters, Tony. Bureaucratizing the Good Samaritan: The Limitations to Humanitarian Relief Operation. Boulder: Westview Press, 2001.
- Wieland, Carsten, Adam Almquist, Helena Nassif, and Raymond Hinnebusch. The Syrian Uprising: Dynamics of an Insurgency. Boulder: University of St. Andrews Centre for Syrian Studies, 2013.