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The Syrian Conflict and International Violence: A Panel Discussion

Date: Friday, November 27th Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: KTH B124

Nov 18, 2015

The Syrian Conflict and International Violence:  A Panel Discussion

How should Canada respond to the ongoing conflict in Syria and elsewhere? When does refugee policy intersect with state/international security? And how does media influence our reaction to political violence? 

The Department of Political Science invites the McMaster community and public to join us on November 27th, from 1:30 to 3:30pm in KTH B124. 

This event will containt a panel discussion and a Q&A. We encourage all participants to come to the event with their questions!


Berkay Ayhan (Sessional Faculty, PhD Candidate): The Causes of Syrian Civil War

Dr. Alina Sajed (Assistant Professor): Why Paris? The Algerian Connection

Dr. Alex Sévigny: Media and Political Violence

Sarah Shoker (PhD Candidate): Why Do People Join Militant Groups?

Chair:  Samantha Jackson (McMaster University & Lifeline Syria)

If you have any questions about the event, then please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Shoker at


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