MESF’s Dr Dara Conduit received a grant from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations to bring the Syrian Centre for Policy Research’s Zaki Mehchy to Australia for a speaking tour. Zaki will be in Australia from 9 – 16 June, and will give talks in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Watch a short interview with Zaki.

Zaki’s schedule in Australia is as follows:

12 June 6:00pm – Sydney Ideas (University of Sydney) : The Syrian Conflict: How it effects economics, health and Education. Event listing. Listen to the event podcast.

13 June 12:00pm – Australian National University : Roundtable

13 June 1:30pm – DFAT : Roundtable

14 June 12:00pm – MESF (Deakin University) : The Cost of the Syrian Conflict: The Economics of War and Reconstruction. Event listing. Watch the event recording.

15 June 6:15pm – Arena Journal/Australian Muslim Women’s Center for Human Rights : In Discussion: On the Humanitarian Consequences of the Syrian Conflict. Event listing.

Zaki was also interviewed by The Age’s Maher Mughrabi: ‘Hewing a stone of hope out of Syria’s mountain of despair.’

MESF is grateful for DFAT’s Council for Australian-Arab Relations for its generous support for Zaki’s visit to Australia.