Lakhdar Brahimi, Former UN and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria
Panel discussions 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? Lakhdar Brahimi, Former UN and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria, gives the keynote speech. 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.