February 19, 2014, 6:30pm
Syrian Refugees: Barriers to Finding Safety
Presenter: Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
Location: Penn Law, Silverman 245A

Part of Penn Law’s 8 Annual Public Interest Week

Despite going in and out of the public consciousness, the civil war in Syria continues to intensify. The armed conflict has forced tens of thousands of Syrians from their homes into refugee camps in the desert. What will happen to these people? What can the world do to help? Is there an end in sight?

This event will feature a panel discussion that will take a deep look at the conflict in Syria and its implications on global refugee resettlement. Our panel includes Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, Trudy Rubin, Professor of Anthropology, Salam Al-Kuntar; former BBC and Al-Hayat Arabic journalist Omar Al-Ghazzi; and Penn Law’s Thomas O’Boyle Lecturer and refugee law specialist, Fernando Chang-Muy.

Penn Law, the Power of Public Interest, and the Middle East Center