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The Syrian Civil War: Human Rights, Law, and Strategy

Start/End Monday, February 24, 2014 06:00 PM EST -- 07:00 PM EST
Location Name Jerome Greene Hall 103

Lama Fakih, Human Rights Watch researcher on Syria and Lebanon, will talk about her work on the human rights crises in Syria after more than two years of civil war. She will discuss the overall approach and strategy involved in working as a human rights lawyer, including how HRW chooses areas of focus and applies tools strategically. Ms. Fakih previously worked for the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. She is a graduate of NYU law school. Her full bio is available at http://www.hrw.org/bios/lama-fakih

A delicious Dino BBQ dinner will be served!

Cosponsored by Rightslink, The Human Rights Institute, The Middle East Institute, MELSA, CSIL, and SIPA Arab students Association (ASA). Please contact Bassam Khawaja at bmk2132@columbia.edu, if you have any questions.

Contact: bmk2132@columbia.edu