Running for Cover: Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict


Running for Cover: Politics, Justice and Media in the Syrian Conflict, the first ever conference of its kind, will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Joyce Herganhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3 at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

The focus of this daylong event will be accountability in the Syrian conflict. Policy makers and media leaders will analyze the international community’s response to the Syrian conflict as well as discuss the challenges in reporting the war, developing political solutions and seeking justice for victims. Award-winning photography and 360° video from the region will be shown.

David Crane, Founding Director for the Syrian Accountability Project, Bill Wiley, Head of Operations for International Justice and Accountability, Reza, Photojournalist with National Geographic and Founder of the Reza Visual Academy, and Sherine Tadros, Representative and Head of New York (UN) Office of Amnesty International, are just a handful of the distinguished panelists for the event.

The event will be live streamed at and later translated into Arabic. Those interested can also follow along on twitter with the hashtag #SUSyria.

The event is being hosted by The Newhouse Center for Global Engagement at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. The Alexia Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of the event along with Impunity Watch of Syracuse University’s College of Law, The Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations Programs of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, Pictures of the Year International, The Syrian Accountability Project, Talking Eyes and VII Photo Agency.

Additionally, in a special pre-event happening, Reza will be delivering a lecture entitled, The Power of Photography For Humanity: Connecting Cultures, Connecting Communities and Connecting Hearts. It takes place on October 5 at 5.30 p.m. in The Herg in Newhouse 3.

All events are free and open to the public.

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