Following the film: Death Visited Me, Yet on the Shelf There Was No Coffee
St. Andrews : University of St. Andrews, School III, St Salvador’s Quad.
Saturday 11/04/2014 07:30 pm to 08:15 pm (Free Admission)
Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Room No. 1.06
Friday 10/04/2014 07:30 pm to 08:15 pm (Free Admission)
This panel seeks to:
1. Give a snapshot on international factors sustaining the Syrian conflict
2. Describe “life” and local dynamics during conflict on the ground and their impact on the previously described by the international fora as “isolated” and by its government as “one of the safest places in the world”, Syria today represents one of the most alarming conflicts in modern history. Syria’s ongoing conflict presents complex governance dynamics and state building interests. Syria is witnessing the rise of both civil societies and extremist groups in the midst of civil wars, proxy wars and popular uprisings against authoritarianism.
Much has been written about the roots and causes of what is/was described as “conflict”, “war”, “uprising”, “conspiracy”, “international interests” in Syria; More has been discussed about its impact and consequences with ISIS dominating the current scene in this regard.
However, hybridised local and international dynamics during the Syrian conflict that could better portray that situation, have rarely been unveiled.
1. Dr. Bashir Saade – Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh – School of Social and Political Sciences
2. Ms. Laila Alodaat – Syrian human rights lawyer – MENA Associate at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
3. Dr.Thomas Pierret – Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh – Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Presenter and Moderator: Dr. Adham Saouli – Centre for Syrian Studies Scholar / Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews – School of International Relations
1. Haian Dukhan – Centre for Syrian Studies Fellow / PhD Candidate at the University of St. Andrews
2. Francesco Belcastro – Centre for Syrian Studies Fellow / Teaching Fellow at the University of St. Andrews – School of International Relations
3. Laila Alodaat – Syrian human rights lawyer / MENA Associate at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Presenter and Moderator: Dr. Jasmin Gani – Centre for Syrian Studies Scholar / Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews – School of International Relations