On June 13, ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, the East West Institute’s New York Center convened a high-level roundtable discussion on the multilayered complexities of the Syrian refugee crisis with a focus on the unfolding events in Syria and ways to move beyond the bloodshed.

EWI Chief Operating Officer Dr. William J. Parker III hosted the event and the three panelists—Dr. Zaher Sahoul, Colonel Patrick J. Mahaney, Jr. and Loubna Mrie—provided their insights during the lively and substantial conversation moderated by EWI Visiting Scholar and journalist Tara Kangarlou.