The Crisis in Syria and Iraq: How Do We Achieve a Diplomatic Solution?

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016, 2:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by the Middle East and Peace & Global Security Workshop Areas

Since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, over 200,000 people have died at the hands of the Assad regime, foreign governments, and non-state violent groups. While a political solution was successful in dismantling Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, diplomatic efforts to end the war have yet to secure a ceasefire. Bringing in experts of the region and attention to the refugee crisis, this workshop will think through how the Vienna process and broader nonviolent, reconciliation, and just peace efforts can be most successful in transforming the conflict.


  • Ibrahim Al-Assil, Middle East Institute
  • Yasmine Taeb, Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Moderator: Eli McCarthy, Conference of Major Superiors of Men.


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