SALAM KAWAKIBI, Deputy director and director of research – Arab Reform Initiative
Presented by CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
In this presentation, Salam Kawakibi will survey how the current crisis in Syria originated in peaceful revolt and developed into armed conflict as the various forms of opposition multiplied. He will also discuss the increasingly dire humanitarian situation, as well as regional and international issues affecting the Syrian crisis.
Salam Kawakibi is president of the ‘Initiative for a new Syria’, as well as an associate researcher at Centro de Estudios y Documentación Internacionales de Barcelona (CIDOB) and a member of the Consultative Council of Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly (MCA). He teaches in the Development and Migration program at the Paris 1 University. Between 2009 and 2011 he was principal researcher at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam, and between 2000 and 2006 was director of the Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO) in Aleppo, Syria. He has written and edited publications on topics including human rights, civil society, migration, media, North-South relations, and political reform in the Arab world.