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Getting the Message Out

September 14, 2018

Nora Palandjian, a former research intern for the Shattuck CCNR, worked with Bellingcat on this policy report as part of her Applied Policy Project at the School of Public Policy at Central European University. As a completion of her studies, she was required to design and carry out a policy project for an organization with two other graduate students. This team was also supervised by Cameran Ashraf and Marius Dragomir, two professors at the School of Public Policy.

Syria’s Displaced and the Obstacles to Return

August 13, 2018

As part of its annual Lemkin Reunion, The Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery at CEU's School of Public Policy hosted in Budapest the 4th Lemkin Reunion. The topic was on displaced Syrians and the obstacles to return, with a panel discussion with:

Basel Aljunaidy, Director of Orient Policy Center, Gaziantep

On How the Aid Industry Failed Syrians

March 21, 2017

“It failed,” explained Marcell Shehwaro, “because it did not listen to Syrians. They [the aid industry] wanted to impose things on us.”

Drones Over Aleppo

February 22, 2017

Shattuck Center Fellow AlHakam Shaar and former SPP Assistant Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick have written a fascinating article for Al Jazeera on how drone technology is being used in Syria. “Drones are not only powerful tools that enable citizens to challenge official news reports, they also provide a completely different perspective on what is happening in Syria,” said Shaar.

Aviation Engineers Call for Parachutes to be used for Aid, Not Bombs, in Aleppo

December 2, 2016

Aviation engineers Abdulrahman and Amr Shayah from Aleppo are calling for parachutes to be used to distribute aid rather than bombs to the city. "These engineers believe there's a safe way to deliver food and medical aid to the people of Aleppo, who have been suffering under a siege for over 100 days," said Shattuck Center Fellow AlHakam Shaar.

Football: A Syrian Elegy

October 25, 2016

Former Shattuck Center Fellow Armenak Tokmajyan has published the paper "Football: A Syrian Elegy" on The Aleppo Project website. Read a short passage from the paper below.

Armenak Tokmajyan Receives International Crisis Group’s Giustra Fellowship for Conflict Prevention

October 12, 2016

Former Shattuck Center Fellow Armenak Tokmajyan has recently been awarded the Giustra Fellowship for Conflict Prevention at the International Crisis Group. Based in Istanbul, he will research issues related to Syria and expects to conduct fieldwork in places like eastern Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and European cities where there are large numbers of Syrian refugees.

Urbicide – or an Elegy for Aleppo

September 26, 2016

"It is time to define it [urbicide] more precisely as the deliberate destruction of urban life beyond anything that might be justified by military necessity as a way to erase identity and expel populations. It is also time to make it a crime," argue Robert Templer and AlHakam Shaar in a recent article about the urbicide taking place in Aleppo.

International Aid in Transitions: A Guide for Recipients

September 5, 2016

Aid recipients, particularly those working through complex political transitions, often struggle to understand the motives and methods of donors, ending up all too often submerged with well-intentioned help that causes more confusion than anything else, according to a new report released on September 5th that was authored by two experts linked to the School of Public Policy and researched by four students from the school.

Shattuck Center Named in Honor of Outgoing CEU President John Shattuck

August 31, 2016

CEU has named the Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery in honor of outgoing CEU President and Rector John Shattuck. The center at the School of Public Policy was established by Shattuck in 2012, to "develop new approaches to conflict resolution and recovery, focusing on integrated responses that tackle issues where the current responses are inadequate."