The Syrian Refugee Catastrophe

After 5 years of struggle, more than half of Syria’s population is displaced resulting in what is known as the worlds worst humanitarian disaster of our time.

The Syrian refugee catastrophe however, is not the result of a natural disaster, but rather the outcome of systematic policies aimed at suppressing a popular uprising, the inaction of world powers and inability of the international community to respond to the largest humanitarian catastrophe of our generation.

I was asked to speak to a group of NYC educators yesterday at NYU on this tragedy of epic proportions. Here is the presentation I shared:

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