The Forum at HSPH: The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria


The Forum at HSPH: The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health invites you to attend

The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria (Presented in Collaboration with PRI's The World & WGBH)
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
The Leadership Studio, 10th Floor, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Event is first come, first seated

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The ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in a large-scale humanitarian crisis with important public health policy implications. An estimated two million Syrians have escaped to neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. Millions more people remain displaced within Syria’s borders. International inspectors have now entered Syria and have been tasked with the challenge of safely dismantling and destroying chemical weapons. This Forum event, presented in collaboration with PRI’s The World and WGBH, will examine the practicalities and decision-making driving the humanitarian response to this unfolding world event.

Part of a larger Harvard series on Syria's humanitarian crisis. #HarvardonSyria.

E-mail questions for the expert participants to


Paul Spiegel, Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 

Jennifer Leaning, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health

Michael VanRooyen, Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative 

Recep Akdag, Former Minister of Health, Turkey

Jeanne Guillemin, Senior Advisor, MIT Security Studies Program 


Aaron Schachter
, Assignment Editor, PRI's The World 


Submit your comments to the Community Discussion page.


Join the live comments, which will be featured on The Forum's Humanitarian Crisis in Syria web page.

We'll also be live-tweeting from @ForumHSPH. Tweet your questions and comments using the hash tag #HarvardonSyria.

Contact Information
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The Forum at HSPH
 Secondary Contact
Date & Location
Date: 10/16/2013
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Kresge Building
The Leadership Studio, 10th Floor
Kresge Building
677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA