Vice-Admiral Glenn Davidson was Ambassador of Canada to Syria from September 2008 until March 2012 , a period which included the beginning of the Arab Spring and Syria’s descent into civil war. He was also Ambassador of Canada to Afghanistan from May 2012 until July 2013.
Ambassador Davidson visited the University of Alberta campus on February 22, 2016, where he also gave a public talk called 'Personal insights on Syria'. For more information see https://uofa...
Dr. Mojtaba Mahdavi is the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities (ECMC) Chair in Islamic Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. For further information about his research please follow this webpage.
Dr. Sara Carpenter is an Assistant Professor of Adult, Community and Higher Education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta. She is co-investigator on the SSHRC Insight project Youth in Transition: War, Migration, and 'Regenerative Possibilities', led by Dr. Shahrzad Mojab, Professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the University of Toronto.