FEEDBACK – The Foundation’s Talks and Debates : Syria … 5 years later

Posted by: on Mar 15, 2016 | No Comments

On February 16th, 2016 Handicap International Foundation received Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu, a recognized expert in contemporary Middle East, to shed light on a crisis, which has caused the death of at least 250,000 people as well as the exodus of million others.

 

Close to five years after the 2011 opposition movement, to which Bachar al-Assad answered with the fire of guns and barrel bombs, Handicap International Foundation decided to invite Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu to look back at the ins and outs of the conflict, provide an update on the opposing forces and to remind ourselves of what Syria used to be like, the Syria that existed prior to the crisis, in Alep and Palmyra for instance.

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Nathalie Herlemont-Zoritchak presents Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu during Handicap International Foundation's Talks and Debates

Nathalie Herlemont-Zoritchak presents Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu during Handicap International Foundation’s Talks and Debates

 

Jean-Pierre Filiu, a University Professor in contemporary history of the Middle East at Sciences Po Paris since 2006 and a former French diplomat stationed in Syria,was given the responsibility to shed an historical and geopolitical perspective on the current Syrian crisis. As a Middle East expert and a prominent Arabist historian, he did not begrudge looking back at his own experience in Syria in order to put into perspective a conflict, which has already caused the death of 250,000 people as well as the exodus of million others.

 

To watch Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu’s presentation  in English, click here.

Pour visionner en français l’intervention de Jean-Pierre Filliu, cliquer ici.

 

For further information

“Un si proche Orient”, blog managed by Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu himseld via Le Monde

A special edition of Libération “Le Libé des Syriens” – available here in French only