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CCNR Panel Explores the Refugee Crisis from a Syrian Perspective

October 15, 2015

Like millions of other Syrians, refugee Maan Abu Layla fled Syria to escape the violence in his country – especially the barrel bomb attacks from the Assad regime, but also the violence and restrictions that are a part of life in ISIS-controlled areas of the country.  

Distinguished Panel Remembers Srebrenica

October 12, 2015

During a panel discussion on the Srebrenica Genocide on October 2, Muhamed Durakovic warned that countries can disintegrate very easily. “It happens so quickly,” he said.

Fellow Jay Heung Helps Launch the Aleppo Project during His Year at CCNR

September 14, 2015

As a research fellow at the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR), U.S Foreign Service Officer Jay Heung helped build the foundations of CCNR's Aleppo Project. The project aims to develop concrete recommendations for the eventual reconstruction of Aleppo, Syria, while taking into account the voices of those traditionally disadvantaged during the reconstruction process, such as those of refugees and women.

Lemkin Reunion Remembers Srebrenica

September 2, 2015

The School of Public Policy's Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR) is hosting the second annual Lemkin Reunion on October 2. The Lemkin Reunion was established to honor the memory of Raphael Lemkin, a Polish lawyer who is credited with first using the word genocide to denote "the destruction of a nation or an ethnic group." Lemkin, who lost 49 relatives during the Holocaust, campaigned ceaselessly during his life to develop a legal framework to define and criminalize genocide.

Aleppo Project Fellow Shaar Leads Discussion at Reception Center during Migration Course

June 10, 2015

Attending the Global Policy Academy's course on European migration policy, Aleppo Project fellow AlHakam Shaar led a discussion with his classmates and asylum seekers at the Bicske Reception Center, located about 40 kilometers outside of Budapest, Hungary. 

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CCNR Fellow presents The Aleppo Project in Beirut

May 29, 2015

Holbrooke Fellow Armenak Tokmajyan participated on behalf of CCNR's "Aleppo Project" team at a four-day conference at Haigazian University located in Beirut, Lebanon, the heart of the Middle East. The event covered a wide range of issues related to Syrian modern and contemporary history, art, literature, conflict and post-conflict reconstruction.

The Aleppo Project Digs Deeper into Post-Conflict Reconstruction Issues in Aleppo

May 8, 2015

CCNR's Aleppo Project is continuing to collect data on examples of post-conflict reconstruction to recommend best practices in preparation for the eventual reconstruction of Aleppo, Syria.

International Youth Conference Sparks Discussion on the Role of Youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Transition

April 28, 2015

On April 17, the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR), the School of Public Policy (SPP), and the Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS) at Central European University (CEU) hosted a one-day, student-organized international youth conference on the role of youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina's transition 20 years after the signing of the Dayton Agreement.

Popular Protest in Africa and Prospects for Political Change

April 3, 2015

"Why has Africa been left out of conversations about protests worldwide?" asked Zachariah Mampilly in a public lecture at the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR) at the School of Public Policy on March 20. Mampilly, who is the director of Africana Studies and an associate professor of political science and international studies at Vassar College, said that since 2005 there have been popular protests in every region of Africa.

Fair Argues Pakistan is “an Army with a Country”

April 1, 2015

In a public lecture at the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR) on March 27, C. Christine Fair discussed key findings from her recent book, Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War. Fair argued that Pakistan is an ideological state rather than one which is motivated primarily by security concerns.