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From wrenching loss to staggering resilience, the experiences of Syrians enduring war and displacement seem to defy expression. How can one put it in writing? Using different sources and methods, Alia Malek and Wendy Pearlman have produced acclaimed books on Syria that place Syrian voices and agency front and center.

Please join us for this intimate conversation between the two authors, moderated by Rawya Rageh of Amnesty International, about the human dimensions of the Syrian conflict and how different forms of reportage and storytelling – from literary journalism to oral history to human rights investigations – can generate empathy and understanding in a time when both are under threat.