Our response to the Syrian Crisis: Success or failure? 19 months and upward of 40,000 deaths. What is our next step?

Dear Members and Friends, 

The Canadian International Council, Toronto present:

Our response to the Syrian Crisis: Success or failure?

19 months and upward of 40,000 deaths. What is our next step? 

The Syrian Civil War has become one of the most deadly revolutions of the Arab Spring, with tens of thousands of civilians dying in nineteen months of fighting. Despite the increasing loss of life, the international community and Canada have not militarily intervened in the conflict, as they did in the Libyan uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. Has the international community, and Canada in particular, done enough to address the crisis in Syria? Why or why not? And what measures should they take next? Joining us to answer these questions will be Prof Mohammed Fadel, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, who holds the Canadian Research Chair in Islamic Law, and Khaled Sawaf, President, Syrian Canadian Council (SCC), the chief representative group of Syrian Canadians who oppose Bashar Al Assad. The SCC has represented the community in dialogue with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. We look forward to welcoming you for this engaging discussion and to hearing your thoughts in the Q&A session that follows.

Thursday December 6, 2012

Registration – 6:00 pm Remarks – 6:30 pm
Q&A, followed by networking reception Finish – 8:30 pm


Ben McNally Books

366 Bay Street


Registration required. RSVP requested by Wednesday December 5, 2012


CIC Members:$15   Non-Members:$25   Student Non- Members:$15   Student Members: Free


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Cancellations made after 5 pm on December 4, 2012 will be charged for the event.