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March 29 Webcast: Education in Syria, a Current Analysis 

Join us for an ECCN-sponsored webcast, March 29, at 10 a.m. EST, about education in Syria, especially in Dara’a, Idlib, and Aleppo. This webcast features a review of the literature carried out by RTI for USAID in late 2016. Learn more and join the discussion on a number of important issues, including: the status of key inputs that make an education system function; education delivery systems inside Syria and how they differ in areas controlled by the Syrian government, the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), and other areas under the control of ISIS or unknown actors; as well as the international community’s response to the crisis. 

RSVP here. 

Presenters:
 
Nina Etyemezian is the Director of Program Development and Strategy for RTI’s International Education Division, where she has been since 2014. She is native to the Levant, has worked on education, gender, and youth throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, including as the Education and Gender Advisor for USAID/Morocco. Nina has an Ed.M. in International Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Bader Araj is an Assistant Professor at Birzeit University in Ramallah/West Bank. He obtained his PhD and MA degrees from the University of Toronto/Canada in 2011. His first MA was in education. He published ten research articles in scientific journals in the U.S., Canada, and UK about terrorism and suicide bombing during 2006–2014. He also has worked on several applied research subjects such as youth, social cohesion, gender, local governments, education in Palestine and Syria for the World Bank, UNICEF, JBS International Inc., International Youth Foundation (IYF), and Research Triangle Institute (RTI).

Introduction: 
 
Chris Capacci Carneal is an Education Development Officer in USAID's Middle East Bureau. She has been with USAID since 2004. Prior to USAID, Chris worked with Catholic Relief Services and Save the Children in their Sahel Field Office.  She has a PhD in International Development Education from Florida State University. 
 
Moderator:
 
Jim Rogan is Senior Advisor to USAID’s Education in Conflict and Crisis Network (ECCN), and is Principal and Owner of Exterion LLC, an international development consulting firm. He is a peacebuilding and governance specialist, and has worked on education in conflict and crisis for nearly ten years. He has held senior management positions with the UN and the private sector. His last role was as Chief of Peacebuilding and Recovery for UNICEF in New York. He holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Chicago.
 
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Upcoming ECCN webcasts:

Join ECCN member Mercy Corps on April 12, 2017, from 10–11am EST for the rescheduled webcast and discussion on the role education can play in reducing violence.  

Stay tuned for more information about a webcast in April/May on USAID ECCN’s research on Alternative Education in the DRC.

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