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Refugees and Migrants Project: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

By Arab Studies Institute, George Mason University's Middle East Studies Program, Roosevelt@Mason, Global Affiars, and Global Programs

10/26/2015 07:30 pm

Location: George Mason University, Research Hall 163

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

[Refugees and Migrants Series, Part 2]


Introductory Remarks


Lisa Breglia, Director of Global Affairs and Global Programs, GMU


On the Syrian Political Context

Bassam Haddad, Director of the Middle East Studies Program, GMU




On International Law and Refugees

Noura Erakat, Assistant Professor, New Century College, GMU


The Complexities of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Nidal Betari,  Senior Program Manager at People Demand Change, and co-founder of Refugees Without Borders (RWB)


Statistics and Personal Narratives

Musaab Balchi, Researcher and M.A. candidate in the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, GMU



26 October 2015  |  7:30 - 9:00 PM   

Research Hall 163 




A panel discussion and audience question and answer session on the roots, nature, and implications of the

“Syrian Refugee Crisis”




Pizza & Refreshments Served


Sponsored by Roosevelt@Mason, Global Affairs, Global Programs,

and Middle East & Islamic Studies Program


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