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Countering Mass Atrocities in Syria: Between Human Rights Ideals and Geo-Political Concerns

Date: 09/11/2013

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 125 Willey Hall

Cost: Free


Join us for a panel discussion featuring:
Sarah Parkinson, Assistant Professor, Global Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Ragui Assaad, Professor, Planning and Public Affairs at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Ron Krebs, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science
and members of the Syrian community

Moderated by Barbara Frey, Director, Human Rights Program and Alejandro Baer, Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

As the situation in Syria grows evermore heartbreaking, maintaining its position in center stage as the world watches mass atrocities unfold, tensions over what action to take (or not to take) continue to escalate. Russia stands firm in its decision to block UN humanitarian intervention, and the United States looks to take matters into its own hands with military action, while divides deepen during the G20 summit and in Syria, chemical weapons begin to be employed. In the anticipation of a potential confrontation of some nature, experts and scholars contemplate how to take action without vast and devastating consequences.

For more information, please contact the Institute for Global Studies at 612-624-9007.




  • Name: Institute for Global Studies
  • E-mail: igsevent@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Human Rights Program, Global Studies

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Institute for Global Studies at 612-624-9007.

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