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Panel Discussion: Iraq and Syria After ISIS

May 3, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

STEPS Building - 101
1 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18015

Frank Gunter

You are invited to join us for a panel discussion on IRAQ AND SYRIA AFTER ISIS in STEPS 101 on Wednesday, May 3rd from 7:00-8:15 PM with Henri J. Barkey, and Frank R. Gunter, moderated by Todd A. Watkins. 

ISIS will most likely cease to be a “state” in the near future, although it will probably remain a vicious insurgency. Along with the ongoing humanitarian crisis of hundreds of thousands of dead and millions of refugees combined with widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure, this insurgency means that Iraq and Syria face enormous political and economic challenges. These include restoring effective governance in the areas formerly occupied by ISIS, coming to terms with the contradictory intentions of Syria’s and Iraq’s regional neighbors, and creating productive employment for millions of young men with limited skills and education. The panel will discuss the current challenges and policy options for both states involved and for international organizations.

This event is jointly sponsored by: the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise, the Lehigh University United Nations NGO, the International Relations Department, and the Department of Economics.

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