Topic: Syria

Youssef Arkhtarini, baker at Aleppo Sweets, previously owned bakeries in Syria, where he sold baklava by the stacks every day.

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Syrian eatery Aleppo Sweets draws crowd to Ives Street

February 28, 2019 0 comments

Feb. 24 marked the one-month anniversary of Aleppo Sweets’ opening on Ives Street. The shop has a warm and welcoming atmosphere: Copper Turkish tea sets decorate the front of the restaurant, a dozen plants and lamps hang from the azure ceiling and Arabic songs play softly in the background.

Omar Alshogre (right) and Jose Diaz (middle) shared their stories of incarceration at an event moderated by Professor Alex Winder (left).

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Former prisoners discuss incarceration

January 30, 2019 0 comments

For former Syrian political prisoner Omar Alshogre, the experience of looking into a mirror after his release from prison was shocking — he was unrecognizable to himself, with bloodshot eyes and weighing just 75 pounds.

Prior to arriving to Brown to study public health, Khaled Almilaji worked as a doctor in Syria where he was arrested and imprisoned by the Assad regime in 2011 for treating government protestors.

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Former University student builds hospital in Syria

October 2, 2018 0 comments

Former Master’s of Public Health student Khaled Almilaji realized his vision of building an underground hospital in his home country of Syria with the help of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ Humanitarian Innovation Initiative and University student groups.

Students examine Russian disinformation campaign

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Students examine Russian disinformation campaign

September 30, 2018 0 comments

Working at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Fecht and Nassetta combed through Twitter tweets and to discern fake accounts, typically referred to as “bots” or “trolls.”

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Film screening details attacks on hospitals as part of humanitarian crisis

April 10, 2018 0 comments

“The New Barbarianism” opens with panning shots of shelled rubble, all that remains of the once-thriving city of Aleppo, Syria.

In the panel Tuesday night, filmmaker Sebastian Junger predicted that a civil war will not occur in the Unites States because citizens can express their unrest through democratic institutions, such as the court system.

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‘Hell on Earth’ prompts discussion of Syrian civil war

November 28, 2017 1 comment

Sebastian Junger discussed the documentary “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS,” following a screening at the Watson Institute.

Orwa Mohammad ’20 details uncertain future

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Orwa Mohammad ’20 details uncertain future

March 24, 2017 0 comments

Over spring break, many students will return home to their families, but for Orwa Mohammad ’20, that option isn’t so simple.

Syrian student stranded in Turkey due to visa complications

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Syrian student stranded in Turkey due to visa complications

March 6, 2017 0 comments

When Khaled Almilaji GS got to the airport in Gaziantep, Turkey, he was told by Turkish Airlines that he would not be allowed to enter the United States.

Khaled Almilaji GS has led a polio vaccination program in Syria and is now one of two new displaced Syrian scholars to enroll at Brown.

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Displaced Syrian scholars enroll at Brown

November 1, 2016 0 comments

This fall, two Syrian scholars selected through the University’s program to host displaced scholars and students began graduate programs at Brown.

The Ivy Film Festival and React to Film screened a new documentary highlighting the struggles of Syrians living in a Jordan refugee camp and sparking conversation on the United States’ and Russia’s role in the conflict.

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‘After Spring’ depicts life in Jordan’s largest refugee camp

October 26, 2016 0 comments

“After Spring,” a documentary executive produced by comedian-turned-filmmaker Jon Stewart, was screened Monday by the Ivy Film Festival and React to Film.