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Sunday 8 November 2015

Events in November: On screen; on the street; in Parliament

Contact info@syriauk.org to let us know of an event.

Wednesday 11th November
  • Screening: Syria’s rebellious women, Caabu screening with director Q&A.
    Filmmaker Zaina Erhaim presents a series of short documentaries shot in Northern Syria.
    RSVP to Joseph Willits: willitsj@caabu.org
    Boardroom, Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE.

Thursday 12th November

Saturday 14th November
  • Demonstration: Stop Russia’s bombs! Protect Syria’s doctors!
    Medecins Sans Fronteires reports that over 12 hospitals have been bombed by Russia since their attacks started on September 30th.
    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/767854673343123/
    Russian Embassy in London, 13 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QX

Tuesday 17th November
  • APPG Friends of Syria: A ministerial overview of the crisis with Tobias Ellwood MP.
    First of a series of evidence sessions leading to a report on UK strategy on Syria.
    RSVP to: secretariat@thesyriacampaign.org
    5–6pm, Committee Room 9.

Tuesday 17th November

Wednesday 18th November
  • Book talk: The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the evolution of an insurgency
    Author Charles Lister, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center, works on the conflict in Syria, especially the makeup of the anti-government insurgency and its various jihadi components.
    LSE Department of International Relations public lecture.
    No booking required.
    Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF.

Thursday 18th November
  • Ibrahim Olabi - Syrian Legal Development Programme
    Ibrahim Olabi, who recently completed his LLM (Security and International Law) and LLB degrees at Manchester University, is the founder of the Syrian Legal Development Programme (SLDP).

    The SLDP team consists of researchers, lawyers, on-the-ground trainers and human rights advocates, who put together and provide educational programmes focused on international law. The goal is to strengthen the application of international law (especially international humanitarian law) in the Syrian conflict.

    Ibrahim travels regularly to Syria and neighbouring states, where he provides training seminars to combatants and civilians near the front lines. His talk will focus on the SLDP’s work, the legal and practical challenges it faces in Syria, and the process of founding a human rights organisation as a young activist.

    UCL Department of Political Science, talk sponsored by the Human Rights MA Programme.
    Free, booking required via Eventbrite.
    Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences building, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT.

Monday 23rd November
  • APPG Friends of Syria: Evidence session on the humanitarian crisis and policy response
    RSVP to: secretariat@thesyriacampaign.org
    11am–1pm, Committee Room 11, House of Commons.

    There will be a range of speakers to give a current picture of the situation within Syria and in the region, and to discuss the UK’s response.

    Max Hadorn, UNOCHA
    Amal Kaoua, Save the Children
    Rouba Mhaissen, Sawa for Development and Aid
    David Nott, emergency trauma surgeon
    Aula Abbara, Hand in Hand medical team
    Wael Aleji, Syrian Network for Human Rights

    This is one of a series of evidence sessions leading to a report on UK strategy on Syria.

    RSVP to: secretariat@thesyriacampaign.org

Thursday 26th November
  • Dealing with the Refugee Crisis: Europe and Britain
    UCL Department of Political Science, with Baroness Sarah Ludford, David Goodhart, of Demos, Dr. Sarah Fine of Kings College London, Professor Alex Betts of University of Oxford. Chair: Dr Avia Pasternak, lecturer in global ethics, UCL.
    5:30– 7pm, JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, London WC1E 6XA.