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Dr Jude Lal Fernando - Syria: 'the Local and the Global'

The latest discussion in the Behind the Headlines series organised by the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity's Arts and Humanities Research Institute, brought together Trinity scholars and Syrian-born journalist Razan Ibraheem to explore some of the complexities behind the Syrian conflict. It examined its consequences on a human and political level, while also questioning the role of western leaders in what has now become one of the bloodiest wars in the 21st century within a matter of five years.

ISE's Professor in Intercultural and Interreligious Studies, Dr Jude Lal Fernando, looked at the characterisation of the conflict in Syria by the west and how this 'internal conflict' has evolved into a conflict involving nearly 100 different militant opposition groups, and regional and global powers.

Read about this event in full here and listen to a podcast of the talk.

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Last updated 21 November 2016 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).