About the Panelists
Tayseer Alkarim is a medical doctor, a humanitarian, and human rights activist with extensive experience in emergency response to humanitarian crises, including armed conflict (such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Ukraine) and enforced displacement contexts (Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia). He is an International Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS) at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and a Senior Fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation (CIC). Dr. Alkarim now lives in exile in France.
Jomah Alqasem is an MA graduate in international relations in Gaziantep. He is originally from Maret Alnouman near Idlib and has been working in the field of humanitarian aid for the past ten years. Currently, he is an access manager for the local NGO Bahar, which delivers support across northern Syria and Iraq.
Evin Jiyan is a Kurdish human rights and peace activist from Diyarbakir, Turkey, and the daughter of a political prisoner. She has a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science and MA degree in Human Rights Law from Istanbul Bilgi University. Jiyan has worked voluntarily in different NGOs and projects, mainly concerned with reconciliation, peace, and justice. She has started to make documentary films and has a weekly column in the Gazete Karınca.
Fulya Pinar is the Alomran Family Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University. Her work as a cultural anthropologist focuses on displacement and solidarity movements in Turkey and the Middle East.