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

Dr. Kristin Girling on "Baghdad College and al-Hikma University: American Jesuit contributions to Iraqi education and society 1932--1968," at the Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road, on November 17, 2016, at 12:00 P.M.

Activist 'Ali 'Issa on "Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq," at the Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road, on March 18, 2016, at 2:30 P.M.

Novel Elias Khoury read from his new book The Broken Mirrors: Sinacol on March 2, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.

Just published! Eric Davis on Taking Democracy Seriously in Iraq

PDF and Kindle versions will be available.

IIS sponsors Muslim Youth conference, April 9, 2015

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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