- June 2012
- Rethink Institute
June 8, 2012 - Rethink Institute. In light of increased frustration over the failing UN peace plan, the Syrian crisis has taken a tragic turn for the worse.
The Al-Houla massacre and the wave of attacks in residential areas have amply demonstrated the importance of seeking alternatives for resolving the Syrian crisis. The Rethink Institute, in line with its mission of understanding contemporary political and cultural challenges in realizing peace and justice around the world, and in collaboration with the Syrian Expatriates Organization, brings together representatives from the Syrian opposition and experts on the region to discuss the Syrian opposition, and its nature, aspirations and significant challenges during these decidedly, difficult times.
10:00am - 12:00pm
Fevzi Bilgin (Host and Moderator)
Director, Rethink Institute
Mazen Asbahi (Introductory remarks)
Government Affairs Director, the Syrian Expatriates Organization
Hussein Sayyed (via Skype from Syria)
President, Higher Revolutionary Council
Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Research Director, SETA-DC
Executive Director, Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies
Counselor, Turkish Embassy
Syrian Support Group