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Humanitarian Politics in Syria Past and Present - 10/2/2014 - NYU Florence

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Transcript of Humanitarian Politics in Syria Past and Present - 10/2/2014 - NYU Florence

La Pietra Dialogues, NYU- Florence, 10 February 2014
Humanitarian Politics in Syria, Past and Present
Simon Jackson, EUI

La Pietra Dialogues Blog:

http://www.lapietradialogues.org/blog/
Ottoman Empire
c. 1914

Library of Congress, Washington DC
1915: Year of the Locusts
Charles Corm (1894-1963),
Humanitarian Broker
Corm Archive
Beirut
Humanitarians: ticket takers, accountants, cashiers...
Corm Archive, Beirut
The Flow of Food: Humanitarian Spaces
Corm Archive, Beirut
Food List from Port Said to Beirut,
1918
French Diplomatic Archives, Nantes
Wading through Flour?
Souk El Gharb, 1918.
Bliss Papers, AUB, Beirut
Burghul
Ration Ticket, Semi-Paid Relief
Beirut, 1918
Corm Archive, Beirut
Humanitarian Accounting
Accounting Problems
Corm Archive Beirut
Aesthetic Politics of Fundraising
ICRC Archive, Geneva
Thank You*
www.simon-jackson.eu
Syria Map
Syrian Frontiers
*(especially to the La Pietra Dialogues
team and NYU-Florence students)
Further Reading:
http://syria.jadaliyya.com/

http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/
Key Points

> Brokerage

> Chronology and conjuncture

> Equality and victimhood
Basic Periodization
Late Ottoman period to about 1918-1923,

French Mandate control 1918-1946

Syrian republic, 1946 to 1963

Baathist control in Syria from 1963, (with the Assads as rulers from 1970 to now)
Corm Archive Beirut
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