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Syria's Spillover: A View from Jordan

A close-up view of the Za'atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan as seen on July 18, 2013, from a helicopter carrying U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.
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Syria's Spillover: A View from Jordan

Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
April 3, 2014
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Marisa L. Porges, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Related Project: International Security


Three years after the Syrian conflict began, prospects for peace look increasingly grim. What's more, the crisis has swelled far beyond Syria's borders as millions of displaced Syrians have sought refuge in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq. Based on her fieldwork in Jordan this winter, including her interviews at Zaatari refugee camp and with refugees and rebel fighters in urban areas near the border, Porges will provide an on-the-ground perspective of how the Syrian refugee crisis is affecting Jordan. Her seminar will provide an overview of the political and security implications, a review of how local actors, NGOs, and the international community have responded to date, and a discussion of what the future might hold — for Syrians, Jordanians, and the region as a whole.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.


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