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January 17th 2017 | Fanack Debate – NATO Security and the Arab World

On 17 January 2017, Fanack held its MENA conference at The Hague Institute. The conference on NATO Security and the Arab World shed light on the role of NATO in the Middle East, and the challenges it faces there. The introduction to the conference was provided by Herman van Campenhout, Director of the Fanack Foundation International, and Max Christern, Deputy Managing Editor at Fanack and former NRC correspondent, who also moderated the expert panel following the keynote presentation. Beatrice Maneshi gave an overview of Fanack’s different programs, which include the Chronicle, an Academy, and development projects. Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, was the keynote speaker.

September 12th 2016 (18:00 – 20:00) | Closing Dinner for the ‘Life, Death and Art in Syria’ Exhibition

Join Fanack and the Syrian artists themselves for an elegantly catered closing interactive event at Nieuwpoort. This event celebrates the ‘Life, Death and Art in Syria’ exhibition which comes to an end on Monday, September 12, 2016.

The dinner itself celebrates the artists origins, with a three-course Syrian meal meticulously prepared by chefs who themselves are refugees from the current crisis in Syria. Furthermore, during your dining experience, there will be traditional Syrian music played by the Daaf Music Collective who will be performing on stage. We aim to immerse you in Syrian culture and cuisine as well display the boundless hospitality that can be found in each and every Syrian home.

However, this closing night will provide you with more than just a dining experience with a musical accompaniment! In conjunction with Roose Tulen, we will offer you an interactive experience that will enable you to talk to and understand complex issues via perspectives of Syrian volunteers, artists and activists working in the field of refugee resettlement. Fanack hopes to foster the growing sense of community inclusive of the Syrian experience of war, understood through the beautiful aspects of food, art, and storytelling.

You can still visit the “Life, Death and Art in Syria” Exhibition on Nieuwspoort. Some of the pieces are still available to buy, if you want to know more information concerning the pieces on sale and how to acquire them, visit here.

Starter

Starter-Italian_Panzanella

A mixture of Syrian Mezze’s ranging from Fatoush Salad, to Dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with rise and herbs)  and Syrian cheese rolls.

Main

main

Mouloukhiya (Okra and Green Herb Stew) — served with braised chicken, served with Syrian Burghul. (Vegetarian menu available)

Dessert

dessert

Halawat Al-Jibn and Katayef Assafiri and Sataty — An Assortment of rosewater, pistachio, and cream pastries prepared by Syrian Bakery Chef.

Book Seats

Price
Per person: € 45,-
Table for six: € 250,-

Date & Time
Monday, September 12, 2016
The door opens at 18:00 hours

Location
Lange Poten 10,
2511 CL
The Hague

June 8th – September 15th 2016 | Fanack Art Exhibition – Life, Death and Art in Syria

Life, Death and Art in Syria

Life Death and Art is Syria aims to highlight this reclamation of individual agency with the refocusing on the realities of the five artists, their community and their particular perception of the Syrian experience.

Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the struggle for political power has simultaneously played out in both the artistic sphere and the battlefield. As a result, the Syrian artistic world has experienced an exponential rise in prominence, through the removal of restriction on freedom of expression that has suffocated Syrian artists. The newly available space was, and continues to be, intensively used in a multitude of changing way.

By bringing artists and their stories together to the foreground, the exhibition and the Life, Death and Art in Syria project wishes to not only bring fourth the novel and enlightening stories and interpretations of these artists, but also to empathise with the experience of being Syrian post 2011.

The compilation booklet will be available during the full exhibition running from June 8th to September 15th, 2016 at Nieuwspoort, as part of the Fanack Academy’s Culture and Arts program.

June 8th 2016 | Opening Fanack Art Exhibition – Life, Death and Art in Syria

Nieuwspoort | Opening reception June 8th 2016 at 17:00-20:00 hrs

Life Death and Art is Syria aims to highlight this reclamation of individual agency with the refocusing on the realities of the five artists, their community and their particular perception of the Syrian experience.

 


26 May 2015 | Fanack Debate – The Middle East: Testing the Boundaries

 

United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag
The Middle East is in a deep crisis and there is no easy way out. The region is facing a breakdown of power structures and continuous escalation of violence. Meanwhile, the international community remains divided. Where do we go from here and how can we understand the current situation better? This was the theme of an event organized by Fanack Chronicle for the Middle East and North-Africa and hosted by The Hague Institute for Global Justice on 26 May 2015.

The event opened with a keynote speech by the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, who spoke onThe UN in the Middle East: Reflections on Syria and Lebanon. With her 30-year experience of working and living in the region, Special Coordinator Kaag identified the salient challenges facing the region – some obvious; others beneath the radar. She reflected on issues including youth unemployment, rising emigration and the inability of the international community to deal with the outbreak of violence.