Understanding Syria’s Refugee Crisis

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 9 a.m. 6:30 p.m. USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (ASC), Room 207

A one-day conference at the University of Southern California will bring together scholars, journalists and activists to explore the historic roots of the crisis, seeking to understand how religious and political forces over the last century have created the landscape for the next century.

Keynote: "Syria: The Death of a Nation" by Paul Danahar
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Paul Danahar is the author of the 2015 book The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring. He was the BBC's Middle East Bureau Chief between 2010 - 2013 based in Jerusalem, and he ran news coverage of the Arab Spring for which he won two Emmys and a Peabody.

Panel Participants:

Hussam Ayloush
Stefan Biedermann
Laurie Brand
Jeanne Carstensen
Shelly Culbertson
Susan Fratzke
James Gelvin
Gülru Gezer
Kevin Grant
Nadar Hashemi
Dina Jadallah
Kevin McKiernan
Philip Seib
Charles Sennott
Diane Winston
Martin Zogg


Knight Program in Media and Religion
The GroundTruth Project
Center for Religion and Civic Culture
Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics
Center for Public Diplomacy
USC Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice

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