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Syria’s Conflict and the Impact on Its Neighbours: The Long View

14 October 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:15pm

Chatham House, London


Keynote speaker: Lakhdar Brahimi, Former UN and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria

Noah Bonsey, Senior Analyst, Syria, International Crisis Group
Mina Al-Oraibi, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Asharq Al-Awsat
Rim Turkmani, President, Madani Syria
Michael Kerr, Professor of Conflict Studies, King’s College London
Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
Lord Michael Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Chatham House
Neil Quilliam, Senior Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa, Chatham House
Hassan Hassan, Research Associate, Delma Institute
Christopher Phillips, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa, Chatham House
Daniel Gorevan, Syria Policy Leader, Oxfam
Hayder Al-Khoei, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa, Chatham House



Panel discussions will examine prospects for the conflicts in Syria and Iraq and ask what challenges Syria’s neighbouring countries could face in the coming years. With nearly half of Syria’s population displaced internally or to Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq, how will these countries manage a protracted refugee crisis and how else might they be impacted by the conflict? How could policy responses to these challenges be improved?

The event will be followed by a reception until 18:15.

This event marks the launch of Chatham House’s Syria and its Neighbours Policy Initiative, a multiyear research and convening project focusing on the conflict’s long-term impact on Syria’s immediate neighbours and aiming to support a coordinated and holistic policy response. 

Audio recordings of the first, second and third sessions of the event are available above under the Audio tag.

LIVE STREAM: The keynote speech by Lakhdar Brahimi will be live streamed. The live stream will be made available at 16:30 BST on Tuesday 14 October.