Syria: Is the Worst Yet to Come?

On the seventh anniversary of the Syrian conflict, this commemorative event will examine ongoing atrocities against civilians and highlight the strength and resilience of the Syrian people in the face of these crimes. Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, US National Security Advisor, will provide a keynote address.

 

Please join us for this important conversation on March 15 at 1 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 15, 1 p.m.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SWWashington, DC

 

The seven years of violence in Syria have cost the lives of nearly 500,000 Syrians and displaced more than 13 million people—more than half the population—in the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Syrians are the victims of widespread atrocities and crimes against humanity. During the first months of 2018, Syrians have experienced an escalation of violence from multiple actors, with civilians continuing to bear the brunt of the conflict. A panel of Syrian and diaspora leaders will discuss how Syrian civil society is responding to the violence and anticipate what might come next.

 

Learn more about the conflict in Syria at ushmm.org/syria.

 

Keynote

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, US National Security Advisor

 

Speakers

Dr. Samer Attar, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern Medicine, Member, Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Rafif Jouejati, Co-Founder and Director, FREE-Syria ​Representative from the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets)​

 

This program is free and open to the public but you must register to reserve your seat. For more information, please contact Janelle Roberts at202.314.7851 or jjohnson@ushmm.org.

 

This event will be livestreamed at ushmm.org/watch/.

 

Photo: A man walks on rubble at a damaged site after an air strike on February 9, 2018, in the besieged town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta area of Damascus, Syria. Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

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