Madison Committee
on Foreign Relations

On the Ground with the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Lower Level Dining Hall - The Lowell Center 610 Langdon Street, corner of Francis St.


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Dr. Zaher Sahloul is the current president of the Syrian American Medical Society, SAMS, a professional, medical and humanitarian organization that represents more than 1500 Syrian American healthcare professionals. Dr. Sahloul has been in Turkey and Syria helping to care for many of the Syrian civilians who have been caught in the middle of the civil war.

In his capacity as SAMS president, Dr. Sahloul has given several policy briefings to the Congress, National Security Council and to the Committee on Human Rights at the Institute of Science. He is also the current chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, a federation of 62 member Islamic organizations representing 400,000 Muslims in Illinois.

Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria more than 18 months ago, SAMS has been very active in supporting doctors and hospitals inside Syria, supporting Syrian refugees with medical missions and providing medical relief to Syrians affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in addition to its educational and charitable activities through its 10 chapters.

**It is suggested that you park in the Frances Street Ramp.  It is about a 2 minute walk from there to Lowell Hall.

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