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"Turkey’s Targeting of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Syria" by David L. Phillips
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Remarks by

DAVID L. PHILLIPS

Truth is in short supply these days. Repeating a lie often and loud enough does not make it true.

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan justified Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria on national security grounds. Its unprovoked attack had little to do with national security. Syrian Kurds have never launched a cross-border attack on Turkey.

"On Assignment: American Betrayal"
Sunday, November 17, 2019

David L. Phillips interviewed for "On Assignment with Richard Engel" to discuss America's betrayal of the Kurds.

Watch the episode, "American Betrayal", here

Erdogan should be facing judges in the Hague - David L. Phillips
Friday, November 15, 2019

Just before U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met at the White House on Wednesday, Ahval editor David Lepeska spoke with Columbia University’s David L. Phillips, a former senior adviser at the U.S. State Department, about the Turkish leader’s war crimes, Trump’s lack of character, and how the U.S. should begin to push for Erdogan’s ouster.

 

Watch the recording of Dr. Finn discuss her memoir "Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution"
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dr. Helena Kane Finn is a former career diplomat of the Department of State who served as Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin; as Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassies in Tel Aviv, Ankara, and Vienna; and as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, among other positions. Dr. Finn discussed the ways in which public and cultural diplomacy can be used in conflict situations to reduce tensions between opposing parties in the promotion of universal human rights.

Bárbara Matias
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Bárbara graduated in May 2018 with an MA in Human Rights Studies and was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. Her studies focused on forced displacement and migration. Her thesis on Portugal’s role in the European Refugee Crisis was among the first in the North American academy tackling this research topic. During her time at Columbia University, she was also awarded the GSAS Fall Award for academic merit and served as teaching assistant to the Department of Political Science’s undergraduate class on the Introduction of Human Rights.