This evening is in English. All Tuesday-evening programs at SIB-Utrecht are free of charge and open to everyone!
On Tuesday 12 December we’ll talk about the war in Syria with researcher Ugur Ümit Üngör.
The disastrous conflict that started in 2011 has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, the dislocation of millions and the destruction of a nation. Syria’s civil war is not only one of the bloodiest conflicts in the world today, it’s also one of the most complex. What started as an uprising against president Bashar al-Assad, became a fully-fledged civil war with numerous parties involved. The war is a humanitarian tragedy of colossal proportions with devastating and destabilizing regional effects. It is self-evident that profound research on this conflict is necessary, but how does one research the Syrian conflict? And how important is it to involve Syrians now living in the Europe in this research?
Ugur Ümit Üngör is Associate Professor at the Department of History at Utrecht University and Research Fellow at the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. He is currently writing a book on mass violence in Syria.