Syria collection: workshop summary

Revill, James, McLeish, Caitriona, Johnson, Steve, Ghionis, Alex and Edwards, Brett (2016) Syria collection: workshop summary. In: Harvard Sussex Program (HSP)/Cranfield Workshop : Capturing data on chemical weapons allegations and use in Syria: Potential implications of recent events in Syria for the chemical weapons regime, 21-22 March 2016, Sussex.

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The Harvard Sussex Program, in association with Cranfield University, hosted a workshop at the University of Sussex between the 21st and 22nd of March, 2016, to look at allegations of chemical warfare use in Syria and their implications. This workshop represented the concluding phase of a grant on Data Capture of Syria Chemical Weapons Allegations that was awarded to the Harvard Sussex Program (HSP) by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). As part of the ESRC’s Urgency Grant scheme the project sought to undertake three activities: 1. Gather data related to allegations of chemical warfare in Syria 2. Perform initial analysis of that data; and 3. Develop a strategy for how the ESRC might take forward research in this area.
On the first day, the methods and outputs of the project were presented as a stimulus for discussion around the future of interdisciplinary academic research at the intersection of conflict, security and media with a particular focus on Syria and social media. On the second day, attention turned to the implications of chemical warfare for the present and future health of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The workshop was held under the Chatham House Rule necessitating that the identity of the speakers has been removed from this workshop report.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Keywords: Syria "chemical weapons"
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ5511.2 Promotion of peace. Peaceful change > JZ5587 International security. Disarmament. Global survival
Depositing User: James Revill
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 08:25
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2021 09:30

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Project NameSussex Project NumberFunderFunder Ref
Urgency Grant: Data Capture of Syria Chemical Weapons AllegationsG1335ESRC-ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCILES/L014505/1