Participants from around the world are invited to participate remotely in the “Running for Cover: Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict” on October 6, 2016 from 9 am-5 pm ET via Twitter @NewhouseGlobal and our affiliated Periscope channel (live stream via social media).
Held at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the symposium is a joint venture between Syracuse’s College of Law, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship. Leading experts, advocates, and journalists will be present to discuss ways to promote and restore political stability in the region.
Conference schedule: http://newhouseglobal.syr.edu/event/syria/
One of the conference goals is to engage participants remotely via social media as many Syrian journalists and activists are unable to attend in person. Because of the conflict in the region, and the targeting of journalists, some participants may want to participate anonymously for greater personal security. Also, given the rise of social media and the rapid dissemination of comments at conferences, we recognize that in person attendees may be prevented from freely expressing themselves, which would lessen the impact of the conference. We are inviting both virtual and in real life participants to participate via Twitter and Periscope anonymously (please mute the volume if you are in the room and only use the Periscope chat feature).
Renowned photojournalist and humanitarian Reza Photography will speak at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. He will discuss his work and the power of photography to connect cultures, communities and hearts. The event will include an exhibit of his project “Exile Voices,” which comprises images taken by children at Kawergosk Refugee Camp in northern Iraq as part of the Reza Visual Academy.
After his work, “Memories of Exile” was shown at the Louvre Carousel in 1998, he shared his humanitarian vision through a series of monumental installations: “Crossing Destinies”; “One World, One Tribe”; “War + Peace”; “Windows of the Soul”; “Soul of Coffee”; “Land of Azerbaijan: the Elegance of Fire”; and “A Dream of Humanity.”
His work has been recognized by World Press Photo and he has won the Infinity Award and the Lucy Award. He received an honorary medal from the University of Missouri and an honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the American University of Paris. He is also the recipient of the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit. He is the author of 29 books.
Reza will also participate in the Newhouse event “Running for Cover: Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict” on Oct. 6.
His talk is sponsored by the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement, the Department of Multimedia Photography and Design and the Alexia Foundation. For more information, contact Kristen Northrop at 315-443-7358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured above: Dogubayazit, Kurdistan region, Turkey, 1993: Two Kurdish boys cross a road, carrying the frame of a television screen.
Accountability in the Syrian conflict was the focus of a daylong event hosted by the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University on Oct. 6, 2016.
The dialogue analyzed the international community’s response to the Syrian conflict and its effects, as well as the challenges to reporting the war, developing political solutions and seeking justice for victims. Participants also explored how the international community captures news and images from the conflict, investigates alleged war crimes and human rights violations and protects refugees. They also discussed lessons learned from this conflict that might inform the response to future conflicts. The interactive event was designed as a “fishbowl” conversation among academics, policy makers, human rights advocates, journalists and the audience.
Ken Harper, director of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement, and Lorraine Branham, dean of the Newhouse School, offered opening remarks, and David Crane, founding director of the Syrian Accountability Project in the Syracuse University College of Law, gave the closing remarks.