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Violence and Democratic Perspectives in Syria

Speaker: Dr Haytham Manna, Head of the Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Exile
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE

Monday 22 October 2012, 18.30-20.00, New Theatre, East Building, LSE 

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Dr Haytham Manna| is head of the Syrian National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in exile. An academic and human rights activist, Manna co-founded the Arab Commission for Human Rights in 1998. He acted as the commission's spokesperson until September 2011. 

Born in 1951 to a family known for its political activism, Manna attended Damascus University as a medical student. He left Syria following ongoing harassment by the security agencies and continued his education at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. He also earned a PhD in anthropology from the International Institute of Sociology, Paris. He founded the Su’al and Muqarabat intellectual magazines in 1980 and 1998, respectively.





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