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The Middle East Institute is proud to present a half-day conference examining the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Bringing together voices from the humanitarian and policy communities, the conference will foster a discussion about the urgency of the civilian situation on the ground, its impact on neighboring host countries, and tangible policy solutions aimed at long-term stabilization of the crisis.
8:50am Opening Remarks
Amb. Wendy Chamberlin
President, The Middle East Institute
9:00am-10:30am Panel I: Mapping the Crisis
Amin Awad, UNHCR
Abdallah Al-Dardari, UN-ESCWA, Beirut
Uma Kandalayeva, International Relief and Development
Jomana Qaddour, Syria Relief and Development, Inc.
Moderated by Kate Seelye, The Middle East Institute
10:30am-10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am-12:15pm Panel II: Policies and Solutions
Amb. Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
Najib Ghadbian, National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces
Encho Gospodinov, EU Commission for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid, and Crisis Response
Anne Richard, Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
Moderated by Paul Salem, The Middle East Institute
12:30pm-1:45pm Keynote Luncheon featuring USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
The keynote luncheon requires separate registration. To register for the keynote luncheon, click here.