18.30 – 19.15 Reading by Najem Wali (writer, Berlin) DE/(ENG)
19.15 – 21.15 Paneldiscussion DE/ARAB/ENG/ES
Anwar al-Bunni, Syrian Human Rights Lawyer, Berlin
Martin Glasenapp, formerly officer for Syria at the NGO medico international
Rosa Yassin Hassan, writer and activist, Hamburg
Moderation: Andreas Fanizadeh, journalist, taz, Berlin
The focus of this panel is on the current human rights violations in Syria and Iraq, issues that have been brought closer to us through the arrival of people fleeing these conflicts. The Berlin-based Iraqi writer Najem Wali will read from his works which describe the contemporary history of Iraq. Syrian human rights activists will discuss possible ways of addressing a situation of ongoing conflict. The conversation will also touch on the potential and risks of foreign policy and military reactions from the international community and from Germany.
21.15-21.30 Closing remarks: Wolfgang Kaleck