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The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Regional Origins, Present Reality, Future Prospects

Friday, 29 April 2016: 9.30am - 5.00 pm | G.04, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

Co-organised by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh



9.30 – 9.45am: Registration
9.45 – 10.00am: Welcome and Introduction
10.00 – 10.45am: Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh: The Syrian Origins of the Present Crisis

10.45 – 11.00am: Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.30am: Panel: Syrian Refugees’ First-Hand Perspectives
11.30 – 12.00 noon: Simon O'Connell Director, Mercy Corps Europe, Frances Guy (Christian Aid/BRISMES): The Charities’ Perspective
12.00 – 12.45pm: Muhamed Shabarek, CSS, University of St Andrews: The Post-War Return Option

12.45 – 2.00pm: Lunch Break

2.00 – 2.45pm: Jasmine Gani, CSS, University of St Andrews: Syrian Refugees in Europe
2.45 – 3.15pm: Natasha Saunders, University of St Andrews: Refugees, Rights and Responsibility

3.15 – 3.30pm: Tea Break

3.30 – 4.00pm: Ben White, University of Glasgow, Refugees in Syria, Syrian Refugees: Then and Now
4.00 – 4.30pm: Ali Watson, Director, The Third Generation Project, University of St Andrews: Amplifying The Conversation On Collective Rights
4.30 – 5.00pm: Concluding discussion

The event was free and open to all.