The Faces of Syria: the war and refugee crisis 5 years on

Two upcoming events to learn more about the latest developments related to the Syrian war and refugee crisis – one featuring the voices of leadership and the other featuring the voices of a Syrian refugee family in North Carolina.  


The Syrian War: Making Sense of an Intractable Conflict

Numen Lumen Pavilion, 5:30 p.m.

Najib Ghadbian, Special Representative for the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces’ to the United States and United Nations

Sponsored by the Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society


Refugee Voices from Syria

Numen Lumen Pavilion, 4:30-6:00 pm.

Reception to follow 

Speak Out for Syria and the International and Global Studies program present a unique event featuring the voices and experiences of a Syrian refugee family in North Carolina as they tell their story of their journey from Syria to the U.S. Panelists will also examine how this global political and moral crisis has developed since Elon examined the issue last fall. This is an opportunity to better understand the people behind the headlines and to discuss potential options to reduce suffering and end a war that has killed an estimated 500,000 people and created more than 4 million refugees since 2011.  

Additional sponsors include: The Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society, The Center For Public Affairs – Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, PERCS, Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of History and Georgraphy, the Truitt Center.

This event has been Identified by the Council on Civic Engagement as an opportunity to foster student intellectual and civic engagement.