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Sydney Ideas - The War in Syria: abuses of human rights and the destruction...

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A Sydney Ideas forum co-presented with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures


The civil war in Syria has entered its seventh year. With death toll estimates ranging from 220,000 to 400,000 casualties and more than 11 million civilians internally displaced or seeking refuge abroad, it has been described as the world’s deadliest conflict of recent times. In this forum, a panel of experts will explore political, cultural and humanitarian dimensions of the Syrian tragedy.

The panel will focus on questions relating to allegations of genocide, the use of archaeological and historical monuments as ‘weapons of war’, and the causes and consequences of failures to prevent atrocity crimes in Syria and elsewhere. The discussion will also consider the limitations of our capacity for empathy towards ‘distant others’ and the implications for effective action towards peace and human rights.

Panellists:

  • Malek Jandali, Syrian-American composer and pianist, and founder of Pianos for Peace, a non-profit which aims to build peace through music and education
  • Dr Ross Burns, archaeologist and author of Monuments of Syria and Damascus: A History
  • Dr Eyal Mayroz, lecturer in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney
  • Dr Wendy Lambourne (forum moderator), Acting Chair of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Sydney
  • Patricia Garcia A0 (MC) finalist in the 2016 NSW Australian of the Year awards for her contribution to international humanitarian relief programs

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Malek Jandali’s appearance in Australia is part of A Syrian Symphony for Peace tour for National Refugee Week in Australia. This panel is supported by The Council for Peace with Justice, the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation at the University of Sydney and Brave Media.


As this event has reached capacity, registrations are now closed, and we do not have a waiting list. We often have spare seats on the night due to late cancellations. If you could not register and would like to attend, you are welcome to join a stand-by queue at the venue.

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