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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:

Ottoman Empire
c. 1914

Library of Congress, Washington DC
1915: Year of the Locusts
Charles Corm (1894-1963),
Humanitarian Broker
Corm Archive
Humanitarians: ticket takers, accountants, cashiers...
Corm Archive, Beirut
The Flow of Food: Humanitarian Spaces
Corm Archive, Beirut
Food List from Port Said to Beirut,
French Diplomatic Archives, Nantes
Wading through Flour?
Souk El Gharb, 1918.
Bliss Papers, AUB, Beirut
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*
Syria Map
Syrian Frontiers
*(especially to the La Pietra Dialogues
team and NYU-Florence students)
Further Reading:

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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