Schedule & Participants

January 31, 2014
Institute On Culture, Religion and World Affairs
Building: 10 Lenox Street
10 Lenox Street
Brookline, MA
Phone: 617-353-9050

  • 8:30 a.m. Petit dejeuner
  • 9:15 a.m. Welcome: AR Norton, Denis Sullivan
  • 9:30 a.m. Overview of the refugee crisis: Vicky Kelberer
  • 10:00 a.m. Martha Myers
  • 10:30 a.m. International Legal Remedies: Jill Goldenziel
  • 11:00 a.m. Coffee/tea
  • 11:20 a.m. Turkey: Lenore Martin, Cigdem Benam
  • 12:00 p.m. Jordan: Rochelle Davis, Madeline Campbell, Denis Sullivan
  • 1:00 p.m. Working Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. Lebanon: Rami Khouri, Penelope Zogheib
  • 2:20 p.m. Sexual Violence & Refugee Victimization: Adrienne Fricke
  • 3:00 p.m. Iraq: Diane E. King, Muhamed Almaliky, Shamiran Mako
  • 3:45 p.m. General Discussion
  • 4:30 p.m. Conclude


  • Susan Akram (Boston University)
  • Dana Janbek (Lasell College)
  • Ilham Khuri-Makdisi (Northeastern University)
  • Beth Kangas (TAARII)
  • Robert Loftis (Boston University)
  • Jonathan.C.Myers (Williams College)
  • Sara Roy (Harvard University)
  • Sarah Tobin (Northeastern University)

Space is limited.  If you wish to attend the workshop, please email Mikaela Ringquist

IIS Announcements

Can Iraq be Saved?

Read the rapporteur's report from the November 19, 2014 lecture and listen to streaming audio.

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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