WEBINAR #4: THE PROTECTION OF HERITAGE IN SITUATIONS OF PROTRACTED CONFLICT: PERSPECTIVES FROM HEBRON, BATTIR, PALMYRA AND HOMS

PROGRAMME

World Heritage in Palestine: Recognition or Protection?
Shatha Safi

Beyond the Palmyra  Moment: A Decade of Radical Destruction and Slow Violence
by Dr. Ammar Azzouz

This Webinar is co-chaired by Lynn Meskell and Claudia Liuzza

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Shatha Safi is an architect currently the Director of Riwaq and she has joined Riwaq in 2008. She received a B.Sc. in architectural engineering from Birzeit University and MA in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development from ITILO, Turin, Italy. She has been leading and working in different projects including the rehabilitation project of Beit Iksa, Hajjah and Birzeit, and Qalandiya. She is interested in cultural landscape and community involvement.

Dr. Ammar Azzouz (He / Him) is an analyst at Arup, London. He holds a PhD in architecture from the University of Bath, UK. Ammar is an Editor at Arab Urbanism, and is a Collective Member of CITY Journal. He is the author of A tale of a Syrian city at war: Destruction, resilience and memory in Homs.

ORGANISERS

The series UNESCO, World Heritage, and Human Rights is co-organized by Prof. Lynn Meskell at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Claudia Liuzza fellow at the DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy Program (RDP), and Prof. Ana Vrdoljak at the University of Technology Sydney. The series is part of the Our World Heritage, a yearlong global initiative to discuss and reflect on the challenges of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention on the occasion of the upcoming  50th anniversary.