Tag Archives: Children in Conflict

The Unaccompanied Minor Border Crisis and the Future of the Republican Party

Earlier this year, Congressional Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz wrote a piece for the Huffington Post titled “One Year Later, Same Old Party,” in which she explained the reasons why the Republican Party (GOP) had failed to attract and engage minority voters in the time leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. Wasserman Schultz’s analysis centered on the findings from the

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Scott Lassan co-writes article “Children of Syria” in Huffington Post

Hi everyone, I recently had the huge honor of co-writing an article in the Huffington Post with the amazing Hind Kabawat, a Syrian-Canadian activist who conducts works with Syrian refugees all over the Middle East. The article “Children of Syria” looks at how Syrian youth are becoming targets for terrorist recruitment. “Teenagers joining extremist groups are a growing sign of the desperation

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Traveling Along the Turkish-Syrian Border

From March 7th to the 16th 2014 I traveled throughout Turkey, including the Syrian border region, with students and young professionals taking a course on the crisis in Syria. We met with refugees, activists, politicians, and a slew of other stakeholders. Upon my return, people asked me how it was and if I had had fun on my trip? The

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