“The Real Reason Behind the Refugee Crisis,” a panel discussion and photography exhibition

“The Real Reason Behind the Refugee Crisis,” a panel discussion and photography exhibition

Refugee Crisis Panel

1.13.2017

Refugee Crisis Panel

Panel discussion featuring: Stephen Rapp, former US ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice; Jim Hooper, former managing director of the Public International Law and Policy Group; and Mouaz Moustafa, executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force.

Since its outbreak in March, 2011, the conflict in Syria has cost the lives of more than 400,000 people, displaced more than 11 million, and involved numerous atrocities and crimes against humanity. What began as a democratic uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has transformed into a violent struggle between local, national, regional, and international forces. In August, 2013, a police photographer, code-named Caesar, smuggled 53,275 photographs out of Syria. The images have been touted by Western officials as clear evidence of war crimes. The pictures, most of them taken in Syrian military hospitals, show corpses photographed at close range, and virtually all of the bodies—thousands of them—show signs of torture. Join us for a panel discussion and photo exhibition featuring Stephen Rapp, former US ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice; Jim Hooper, former managing director of the Public International Law and Policy Group; and Mouaz Moustafa, executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force.

*In partnership with the United States Holocaust Museum