The Middle East and the Refugee Crisis: An Evening with Robert Fisk

  • March 7, 2017
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address:
  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Admission: Adult $23.99 / Student $19.00 (with Valid ID) / Senior $19.00

The Middle East and the Refugee Crisis: An Evening with Robert Fisk                                                                   presented by SFU Public Square and in partnership with SFU Hellenic studies

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  7:00pm
Doors: 6:00pm

Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir, Vancouver

The ongoing crisis in the Middle East has not only undermined security in the region, it has generated a host of complex problems with far reaching implications. The rise of ISIS and the beginning of a resurgent Russian interest in the area have helped to fuel the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II. With an estimated 21.3 million refugees around the world, Canadians are being forced to think about our responsibilities as global citizens: are we doing enough? Or have we already done too much? With Canada’s acceptance of tens of thousands of refugees in the last year, these are questions that we can no longer ignore.

Robert Fisk, an award winning Middle East correspondent for The Independent, will provide us with an on-the-ground perspective of events in the Middle East and the origins of the refugee crisis. He will be joined onstage by award-winning filmmaker, Nelofar Pazira, and Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations, Catherine Boura.

Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent, The Independent
Nelofar Pazira, award-winning filmaker 
Catherine Boura, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations
Bal Brach, moderator, award-winning television journalist

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The Middle East and the Refugee Crisis: An Evening with Robert Fisk
600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir