26 October 2015 @ 7:30pm - 9pm
Research Hall 163
George Mason University
Sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute, George Mason University's Middle East Studies Program, Roosevelt@Mason, Global Affairs, and Global Programs
Pizza & Refreshments Served
A panel discussion and audience question and answer session on the roots, nature, and implications of the Syrian Refugee Crisis .
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
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.