From 1-2 Dec, Dr. Hany will be participating in the consultations on Understanding Muslim Humanitarian and Development Organizations in and around Conflict Zones. The event is organized by Georgia State University, the British Council and The Institute for Strategic Dialogue. The consultations will host a meeting of practitioners, policy makers, and analysts designed to better understand the complex role of Muslim networks and organizations in and around conflict zones. This non-attribution dialogue builds upon two-years of successful multi-institutional research and collaboration under the auspices of the Civic Approaches to Conflict Resolution Initiative at Georgia State University developed in coordination with the British Council’s Bridging Voices Initiative.
This two-day dialogue, conducted according to Chatham House Rule, is designed to ensure honest and robust conversation on sensitive topics related to transnational engagement with the Muslim humanitarian and development sector. Panel sessions are structured as interviews, roundtables, and moderated discussions in order to facilitate substantive input by all participants. Group discussions and follow-up interviews will help the GSU, British Council, and ISD teams draft its final report for the EU Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments office, scheduled for delivery in August 2017.