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The Syrian Refugee Experience

A Conversation with Firas, a Syrian Refugee
Monday, March 28, 2016

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602

The Syrian Crisis has caused millions of Syrians to leave their homes and seek refuge in nearby countries. These refugees are employed in unprotected and potentially exploitative conditions in the informal economy. Firas will join us via Skype to discuss his experience as a Syrian refugee and the ongoing struggle to gain asylum in the United States. Additionally, he’ll talk about his experience working with NaTakallam, an organization that aims to alleviate the struggle of jobless Syrians by pairing them with students learning Arabic for conversation-focused classes over the internet.

GW’s No Lost Generation, with the generous support of the Institute for Middle East Studies, will provide a number of Arabic students with free NaTakallam tutoring sessions.

Monday, March 28, 2016
2:30-4:00 pm
1957 E Street, NW
Lindner Family Commons