Join our Live Chat about Syria

Newsana, in partnership with the Will to Intervene Project (developed by the Montreal Institute For Genocide and Human Rights Studies) would like to invite you to join us in a live chat about the current issues facing Syria.

You can join the chat on Monday, November 18th, from 12pm-1pm at:

Come join prominent thought leaders such as:

Naomi Kikoler – @NKikoler – Director of Policy and Advocacy, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, CUNY Graduate Center.

Bessma Momani – @b_momani – Fellow at CIGI and Brookings Institution. University of Waterloo professor. Political Analyst and Media Commentator on Middle East, Arab Spring & Global Economy.

Kyle Matthews – @kylecmatthews – Senior Deputy Director of @MIGSinstitute @W2Iproject at Concordia University. Associated with @CICmontreal @CarnegieCouncil @CDFAI. Founder of @DMAP_Lab

Ben Peterson – @benpetey – Co-founder of Newsana. Founder of JHR: Journalists for Human Rights.

David Petrasek –  Formerly Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of Amnesty International, David Petrasek has worked extensively on human rights, humanitarian and conflict resolution issues, including for Amnesty International, for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for the International Council on Human Rights Policy, and as Director of Policy at the HD Centre.

Stephen Cornish – @Stephen_Cornish – Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Canada.

Ole Solvang – @OleSolvang – Senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch. Since 2001, he has worked for Human Rights Watch in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Syria and its neighbouring countries.

This is an open discussion where you can interact and discuss Syria with experts and like-minded individuals. We invite everyone in our community to come participate in the discussion.

You can go to the above link and insert your email address, and we will send you a email reminder before the event begins. You can join the chat on Monday, November 18th using your email address, or connecting through your Twitter or Facebook.

Anyone with any questions regarding the live chat is encouraged to contact

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Come join, and elevate the conversation!


One thought on “Join our Live Chat about Syria

  1. Balla Dasshus

    The only discussions on military intervention has been on the idea of bombing the Government forces paving the way for a rebel victory and/or chaos. As even the “moderates” in FSA in some areas has merged with al-Qaida’s al-Nusra, this discussion might be short-sighted at best. Are there any discussions in the West on bombing al-Qaida in Syria?? After all, if you are affiliated to Al-Qaida, Syria is the only country in the world were you are 100 % safe from Western attacks. Perhaps that is why so many of them go there.
    For many in the West, it is heartbreaking to see pictures of FSA commanders destroying churches with religious justification, while at the same time receiving support from our Governments…


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