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June 08, 2016
Offering Insight: Experts’ Discussions on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

On 4 and 5 May 2016, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Lebanese Center for Policy (LCPS) held a closed workshop in Beirut titled: Launching a Homegrown Development Agenda to Address the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Those in attendance included experts, scholars, and government officials from Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian, and Turkey. LCPS was able to speak with some of the participants on the sidelines of the roundtable to get their thoughts on the refugee crisis. The following videos are available online: 

1. Paul Salem, vice president for policy and research at the Middle East Institute, speaking about the political dynamics behind the refugee crisis. Link
2. Ishac Diwan, Chaire d'Excellence Monde Arabe at Paris Sciences et Lettres, speaking about labor market issues related to the refugee crisis. Link
3. Mireille Girard, UNHCR Lebanon representative, speaking about public perceptions of the crisis and the current state of the humanitarian response. Link
4. Myriam Ababsa, associate research fellow of Social Geography at Institut Français du Proche-Orient, speaking about the role of Gulf donors. Link
5. Rabie Nasr, co-founder of the Syrian Center for Policy Research, speaking about the role of Syrian civil society and preparing for post-war Syria. Link

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