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Panel discussion

Eastern Time, ET | Mar 06, 2023 | 14:00 - 15:00

Wellington, New Zealand | Mar 07, 2023 | 08:00 - 09:00

Syria / Turkey | Mar 06, 2023 | 22:00 - 23:00

Berlin, Germany | Mar 06, 2023 | 20:00 - 21:00

Brookings Institution

Syria after the Earthquakes

A series of earthquakes in the month of February have devastated the Turkey-Syria border region. As the death toll rises and millions are displaced, questions remain as to how Syrians and the global community will handle the aftermath.

On March 6, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will host a discussion on Syria and the effects of the recent earthquakes. Experts will discuss the medium- and long-term policy and humanitarian aid measures needed to support populations in rebuilding, and whether the earthquakes will shift Syria policy after over a decade of civil war. Speakers will examine the role of sanctions and policies on aid access, the local and multilateral humanitarian response, and the prospects for the future of the rebel-held northwest Syria and the Syrian regime.



Reva Dhingra

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Foreign Policy 

Steven Heydemann 

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy 

Karam Shaar

Nonresident Scholar - Middle East Institute 

Robert Ford 

Senior Fellow - Middle East Institute 

Former Ambassador to Syria - U.S. Department of State

Amany Qaddour 

Executive Director - Syria Relief & Development

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