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.
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
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.