Prosecuting Syrian War Criminals in Germany : A Conversation with Deb Amos
Oct 3, 2019
Deb Amos (NPR) in discussion with Hanny Megally (NYU) about the Syrian war crimes trials happening in Germany under universal jurisdiction.
Deb Amos, International Correspondent, who covers the Middle East for NPR News will be speaking about her coverage of Syrian war crimes trials taking place in Germany under universal jurisdiction. Her broadcast is scheduled to air on NPR the week of September 15.
Two weeks after the broadcast airs, Deb Amos will discuss her work at LAU NY, by taking the audience behind the scenes of her reporting process and discuss the implications of and response to her work.
She will be in discussion with Hanny Megally, Senior Fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation focusing on violent extremism, human rights and rule of law. Previously, Megally was the Chief of the Asia, Pacific, Middle East and North Africa Branch at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.
Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR’s award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. In 2009, Amos won the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown University and in 2010 was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award by Washington State University. Amos was part of a team of reporters who won a 2004 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of Iraq.
A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1991-1992, Amos returned to Harvard in 2010 as a Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Amos is also the author of Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East (Public Affairs, 2010) and Lines in the Sand: Desert Storm and the Remaking of the Arab World (Simon and Schuster, 1992).
Amos is a Ferris Professor at Princeton, where she teaches journalism during the fall term.Amos began her career after receiving a degree in broadcasting from the University of Florida at Gainesville.
Hanny Megally is a Senior Fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation focusing on violent extremism, human rights and rule of law. He came to CIC after being the Chief of the Asia, Pacific, Middle East and North Africa Branch at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.
Previously, he was Vice-President for Programs at the International Center for Transitional Justice, which he joined in 2003. He has nearly forty years of experience in the field of human rights, transitional justice and conflict resolution, and beginning his professional career at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in 1977. From 1984 to 1994, he headed the Middle East Research department at Amnesty International, based in London.
Subsequently, he ran the Ford Foundation’s social justice program in the Middle East from the Foundation’s Cairo office, and from 1997 to 2003 he was the Executive Director of the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch.
He has overseen country programs and traveled extensively in the MENA and Asia/Pacific regions, including leading human rights investigation missions and conducting high-level discussions with heads of state and governments. He is a widely sought after commentator on human rights and political developments, particularly in the MENA region.
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