This seminar series aims to shed light on different aspects of the Syrian conflict in order to provide a better understanding of it. It also discusses the consequences of the situation in Syria for the international community, for humanitarian organisations, but also for the legal infrastructures put in place since the Second World War with regard to international humanitarian laws, human rights, and refugee protection.
Seminars are held on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm in Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB.
This term’s series is convened by Dr Leïla Vignal and supported by the Maison Française d’Oxford.
Details can be found here.
Dawn Chatty (Emeritus Professor in Anthropology and Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)
James Darcy (Lead consultant for the UN-commissioned Whole of Syria Review and former Vice-Chair of Oxfam GB)
Jennifer Welsh (Professor and Chair in International Relations, European University Institute, Italy)
Ziad Majed (Associate Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs, American University of Paris, France)
Laura Ruiz de Elvira Carrascal (Postdoctoral researcher, WAFAW project, CNRS/IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Samar Yazbek (Syrian writer, Paris, France)
Leïla Vignal (Marie Curie Fellow, Refugee Studies Centre, and Senior Researcher, Wolfson College, University of Oxford)
Thomas Pierret (Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES), University of Edinburgh)