Seminars / Conferences

Medecins Sans Frontiere Fundraiser

We attended a fundraising event for MSF hosted by local activists which sought to raise awareness of the situation in Aleppo and to support MSF's work in Syria. We gave a short talk in the event to provide an overview of the situation in Syria and to thank everyone for their show of solidarity.


What Is Aleppo?

We hosted an event at our office on 19 December titled 'What Is Aleppo?' With everything happening in Syria and in Aleppo specifically, we understand that people may be confused about the situation, what is happening on the ground, and which narrative to believe. This presentation therefore provided an overview of the Syrian conflict through the Syrian voice.


Global Forum for Migration and Development in Bangladesh

Given our work in helping with flood efforts in Rochdale in December 2015 which received international coverage, we received an invitation to attend the Global Forum for Migration and Development Civil Society Days in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 8-10 December and to lead one of the panels on using community initiatives to tackle racism and xenophobia.


Juris North Presentation on Syria

We gave a presentation on Syria on 7 December at Manchester Metropolitan University's Juris North legal discussion group. The audience included Law students and faculty, as well as individduals from other departments who were interested in learning about the issue.


HCRI Event: What Next for Syria?

We were hosted by HCRI Manchester on 30 November to sit on a panel for an event titled 'What Next for Syria?' Other panellists were:
Rony Brauman from Medecins Sans Frontier
Rana Khalaf: Independent Research Consultant
Fakhri Mansour: HCRI postgraduate student