The world is witness to Syria’s political, humanitarian, and moral failure as the country’s dream of democracy is replaced by one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Dr. Ziadeh will trace the evolution of this complex situation from his unique perspective as a political insider and human rights activist, and offer a vision of the way forward to a just, peaceful Syrian society.
Radwan Ziadeh is a senior analyst at the Arab Center in Washington D.C., a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, and a Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington D.C. He is the founder and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria, and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. He was elected in October 2011 as director of the Foreign Relations Office of the Syrian National Council, a post he held until November 2012.
This event is presented by The Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.