Speakers: Dr. Joseph Daher, Lausanne & Hozan Ibrahim, Berlin
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Laurent Goetschel, Political Science, University of Basel, Director of Swisspeace & Prof. Dr. Bilgin Ayata, Political Sociology, University of Basel.
Joseph Daher is a Syrian-Swiss leftist political activist. He has PhD in Development Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and teaches as an assistant teacher in Lausanne University, Switzerland, where is doing a second PhD on the origins and development of the syrian revolutionary process. He is the founder of the blog Syria Freedom Forever. He is author of a book “Hezbollah, the political economy of the party of God” that will be published in Autumn 2016 with Pluto Press. https://syriafreedomforever.wordpress.com
Hozan Ibrahim is founder and director of „Citizens for Syria“ that maps and researches in the Syrian civil society, participated in the civic movement in Syria since 2002 in several initiatives and in the peaceful movement for the right of the Kurdish minority in Syria, he was therefore arrested twice. Hozan joined the Local Coordination Committees in Syria since its first days and became a member of the general secretariat of the Syrian National Council since foundation till 2012, he organized and participated in several international conferences, since 2013 focused mainly on supporting nascent civil society organizations and initiatives by offering contacts and management and technical skills as an IT consultant and certified project and quality manager. https://citizensforsyria.org/
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The event is organised by Prof. Dr. Bilgin Ayata & Dr. des. Sarah Schilliger