Past Events

September 8, 2021 10:00 am EDT Online Only

In this launch event for HasNa’s recent report on the topic, we are joined by local and international policy and protection practitioners in examining the forms of gender-based violence occurring in Turkey’s refugee communities and what is being done to combat them.

March 30, 2021 • 10:00 am EDT Online Only

In this discussion with long-time human and women’s rights activist Sevna Somuncuoğlu, we explore the development of challenges to women’s rights and protections in Turkey today as well as the path forward in combatting gender inequality and gender-based violence.

December 10, 2020 • 8:30 am EST Online Only

Comprising voices from academia, EU policy development, the local and international humanitarian aid sector, and refugee-led organizations, this session reflects on the challenges and risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic to refugee and host communities in the Turkish context while exploring the role of CSOs in refugee response interventions.

December 1, 2020 10:30 am EST Online Only

Why has peace been so hard to achieve for Cyprus? What are the deterrents to a positive resolution? What, if any, are the motivations? To explore these questions, HasNa and students from Georgetown University’s Conflict Resolution program have come together to engage in a discussion with prominent Cypriot academics and practitioners on the role of education in the formation and maintenance of competing and common Cypriot identities.

August 20, 2020 10:00 am EDT Online Only

Within the scope of the Turkey Refugee Response Initiative, this conversation with members from Turkish civil society organizations follows up on HasNa’s recently released report, exploring how COVID-19 has affected refugees across the country, what some organizations have done to protect them, and what normalization means for the future of Turkey’s humanitarian and harmonization efforts.

May 14, 2020 11:00 am EDT Online Only

During this online event we speak with Mete Hatay from the PRIO Cyprus Centre and a representative from Unite Cyprus Now to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that the coronovirus pandemic brings to the divided island nation of Cyprus.

April 9, 2020 10:00 am EDT Online Only

During this online event we speak with Metin Çorabatır, President of the Research Center on Asylum and Migration (IGAM), about the effects of coronavirus on Turkey’s refugee and asylum seeking communities as well as the humanitarian aid workers and peacebuilders who serve them.

July 21, 2018 Friendship Heights, DC

During this lecture and discussion series we explored questions of responsible citizenship amid the global shift towards right-wing and authoritarian styles of government.