Opening Presentation Video & Slides at the Spring 2013 Institute for Iraqi Studies Spring Workshop.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Lessons from the Iraqi Refugee Experience

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This presentation was part of the Spring 2013 Institute for Iraqi Studies Workshop: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Lessons from the Iraqi Experience, held at Boston University on March 29, 2013. During the workshop, participants compared the two refugee crises, looking to draw upon lessons from the Iraqi experience.

“An Overview of the Syrian Refugee Crisis,” presented the stark numbers and realities of the current crisis in that nation torn apart by over two years of civil war. Ms. Vicky Kelberer (International Relations, Boston University) presented the current figures to the workshop participants and set the tone of the day’s discussion. The workshop and presentation is introduced by IIS Director and Professor of International Relations, A. Richard Norton.

IIS Announcements

Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Syrian Refugees

Read the just-published executive summary from the May 2, 2014, workshop.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Contiguous States

Read the just-published report from the January 31, 2014, workshop.

Beth Murphy joins as Non-Resident Fellow

The Institute is please to announce the appointment of Beth Murphy as Non-Resident Visual Arts Fellow.

JANUARY 31 2014 9am to 4:30pm: Workshop on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

CURA, 10 Lenox Street

Brookline, MA

This workshop focuses on the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the contiguous countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.


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