What began as peaceful protests in Syria against President Bashar Al-Assad has since descended into civil war.  What is happening on the ground in Syria right now?  What has been the international humanitarian and diplomatic response?


  • Sven Spengemann, Visiting Professor, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, and formerly United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.
  • Faisal Alazem, Syrian Canadian Council.
  • Rob Rubbini, Lead Analyst, Global Governance Division at the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.