#SUSyria Symposium: Anonymous Social Media Instructions

Invitation

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/

Overview

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).

Instructions

  1. Set up an anonymous Twitter handle (i.e., a Twitter handle name that does not reveal your real identity) in advance of the conference, which we hope with provide greater personal security. We acknowledge that there are still risks in participating via social media, especially those joining from the conflict region. Please note that Twitter communications are not encrypted and that your anonymity cannot be protected.
  2. For those wishing to join the panel discussion via social media, and interact with panelists, please download the Periscope App via a mobile device at https://www.periscope.tv and utilize the chat feature during the conference. You can only chat and interact with the Periscope live broadcast from a mobile device.
  3. For those without a mobile, you can view the live social media broadcast at https://www.periscope.tv/newhouseglobal

Sponsors

  • Alexia Foundation
  • Impunity Watch, College of Law
  • Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism Carol Becker Middle East Security Speaker Series
  • International Relations Program, Maxwell School
  • Middle Eastern Studies Program, Maxwell School
  • Pictures of the Year International
  • Syrian Accountability Project
  • Talking Eyes
  • VII Photo Agency

Reza and The Power of Photography for Humanity

October 5, 2016

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

The power of photography for humanity:
Connecting cultures
Connecting communities
Connecting hearts

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.

For more information visit Facebook: Reza Photojournalist;  Instagram: @rezaphotography; Twitter: @rezaphotography and rezaphoto.org

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 kmnorthr@syr.edu.

Pictured above: Dogubayazit, Kurdistan region, Turkey, 1993: Two Kurdish boys cross a road, carrying the frame of a television screen.

Sponsors

  • Alexia Foundation
  • Impunity Watch, College of Law
  • Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism Carol Becker Middle East Security Speaker Series
  • International Relations Program, Maxwell School
  • Middle Eastern Studies Program, Maxwell School
  • Pictures of the Year International
  • Syrian Accountability Project
  • Talking Eyes
  • VII Photo Agency

Running for Cover: Politics, Justice & Media in the Syrian Conflict

October 6, 2016

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

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.

Read and watch the event coverage>>

Sponsors

  • Alexia Foundation
  • Impunity Watch, College of Law
  • Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism Carol Becker Middle East Security Speaker Series
  • International Relations Program, Maxwell School
  • Middle Eastern Studies Program, Maxwell School
  • Pictures of the Year International
  • Syrian Accountability Project
  • Talking Eyes
  • VII Photo Agency