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Preserving History: the Challenges of Protecting Cultural Heritage Sites in the Middle East

  • 21 Feb 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  • GWU Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street, NW Washington, D.C.
VENUE/ROOM Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
BUILDING ADDRESS Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20052
SPEAKERS Dr. Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law, DePaul University
EVENTS SERIES Middle East Policy Forum
INSTITUTE/PROGRAM IMES
SPONSORED BY The Middle East Policy Forum is presented with the generous support of ExxonMobil
RSVP go.gwu.edu…
OPEN TO THE MEDIA Yes

Dr. Gerstenblith joins the Middle East Policy Forum to discuss current efforts to protect cultural heritage sites throughout a tumultuous Middle East. Especially in Syria, where years of fighting have devastated the country, cultural preservation is critical. Dr. Gerstenblith will present an overview of political and legal issues at play and discuss the difficulties of adapting US law and policy to the changing circumstances in the region, as well as the upcoming challenge of reconstruction in Syria.

**Please note that photography and video recording are prohibited for this event.**


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