Ethics in Syria: Analysing the International Response

December 8, 2014, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
University of Birmingham

Birmingham
United Kingdom

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Ethics in Syria: Analysing the International Response

Monday 8 December 18:00-19:30

Room 417 Muirhead Tower

Over the last three years, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed and nearly half of the population have fled their homes.  International reaction to the crisis has been characterized by inconsistent and irregular response, with shifting aims, tactics, and alliances in responding to the crisis.  There are currently no credible prospects for peace in the near term and many analysts expect the war to continue for many years.  In these circumstances, and having committed to the Responsibility to Protect doctrine to prevent, respond to, and rebuild from mass atrocities, what, if anything, should the international community do to respond to the widespread and severe human suffering?  Leading academics and human rights activists will convene a panel to discuss the ethics of responding to the crisis in Syria.  

Chair: Professor Heather Widdows

Speakers:

Dr Aidan Hehir (University of Westminster, London)

Professor Scott Lucas (Department of Political Science and International Studies)

Miss Rouba Mhaissen (Founder and Director, SAWA Development & Aid)

Dr Scott Wisor (Deputy Director, Centre for the Study of Global Ethics)

A joint event from The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security and The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham

All welcome. RSVP to Tina Aston: t.aston@bham.ac.uk

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