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‘Peace vs. Justice in Syria: Where Do We Stand?’ with Mohammad Al Abdallah
February 11, 2020 at 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Join us for a presentation by Mohammad Al Abdallah, the executive director of the Syria Justice and Accountability Center. Mr. Al Abdallah will discuss human rights violation in the war-torn country, the peace process taking place in Geneva, and U.S. engagement with and against forces operating in Syria. This will be followed by a question and answer session.
Al Abdallah is a Syrian human rights and democracy researcher and activist. He received a Bachelor of Law from the Lebanese University in 2007, and a master’s in public policy from George Mason University in 2014. He previously worked as a research assistant for Human Rights Watch in Beirut from where he covered Syria. Mr. Al Abdallah is a former political prisoner who was imprisoned in Syria on two separate occasions for his work defending human rights and lobbying for political reform.
Sponsored by UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies; Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle Studies; College of Arts & Sciences; Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense; Curriculum in Global Studies; Center for Global Initiatives; Triangle Institute for Security Studies.