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Running for Cover: Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict – Oct 6th

Syrian Newhouse Event

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Running for Cover:  Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict
Please join us for this day long conversation between academics, policy makers, human rights advocates, journalists and the public focusing on accountability in the Syrian Conflict.  Running for Cover is sponsored by the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement in partnership with the Maxwell School’s MA IR program and the Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism. The event will be streamed live at this website and later translated into Arabic. Follow on Twitter at #SUSyria.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 on the SU Campus
Newhouse III, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. 

Summary:  Accountability in the Syrian conflict will be the focus of this daylong event hosted by the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

The dialogue will analyze the international community’s response to the Syrian conflict and its effects, as well as the challenges to reporting the war, developing political solutions and seeking justice for victims. Participants will also explore how the international community captures news and images from the conflict, investigates alleged war crimes and human rights violations and protects refugees. They also will discuss lessons learned from this conflict that might inform the response to future conflicts.

“Our aim is to critique the failures of the international response to the Syrian conflict and introduce ways in which we can collectively achieve positive change.” – Ken Harper, director of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement

The interactive event is designed as a “fishbowl” conversation among academics, policy makers, human rights advocates, journalists and the audience. Anonymous participation via social media will also be facilitated.

Harper and Lorraine Branham, dean of the Newhouse School, will offer opening remarks at 9 a.m.David Crane, founding director of the Syrian Accountability Project in the Syracuse University College of Law, will give the closing remarks at 5 p.m.

Features of the event:

  • Global leaders in policy, media and international law
  • Unique, interactive format
  • Award-winning photo galleries
  • 360° video gallery
  • People from the region weighing in anonymously on social media

Program Details: Running for Cover  (outline of days events and panelist information)

Panels include:

  • The Geopolitical Situation in Syria, 9:15 am
  • Accountability for Atrocity, 10:45 am
  • The Media’s Role, 1:15 pm
  • Social Media in Reporting War, 2:45 pm
  • Next Steps, 4:15 pm

For more information about the event, contact Kristen Northrop at 315-443-7358 or kmnorthr@syr.edu.

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