On March 12, 2014, the U.S. Institute of Peace and Oxfam America will co-hosted the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and two civil society activists to address the humanitarian and political challenges of the Syrian conflict.
Antonio Guteres, U.N. High Commissioner fro Refugees, and Steven Heydemann
With more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees, the sheer scope of the crisis has hampered efforts to curtail the humanitarian emergency and drive forward peace talks. The third anniversary of the war marks an opportunity to explore avenues for progress that have thus far not been a part of the prevailing narratives.
The U.S. Institute of Peace and Oxfam America a hosted public event to mark the third year of the conflict in Syria, highlighting both the worsening humanitarian crisis and the ongoing efforts to restart the peace process. Join the continuing conversation on Twitter with #USIPSyria.
António Guterres, Keynote and Q&A
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Ray Offenheiser, Moderator
President, Oxfam America
Co-founder and Co-director, Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria (CCSDS)
Dr. Rim Turkmani
President and Founder, Madani
Issue Areas: Conflict Analysis and Prevention
Taken from the following website: http://www.usip.org/events/syria-s-humanitarian-crisis-and-the-international-response