Luncheon on February 25, 2019


The Syrian Refugee Crisis


Anne Marie Baylouny

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Naval Postgraduate School


Syria is the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time.

Fillipo Grandi, UNHCR

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, over 5.6 million people have fled Syria, seeking safety in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and beyond. Millions more are displaced inside Syria. Most are living in extreme poverty, and humanitarian groups are unable to access many who live in the areas of conflict.

Anne Marie Baylouny is Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, where she specializes in Middle East politics, grassroots organizing, and Islam. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Baylouny has lived in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, and has traveled extensively in the Middle East. She speaks Arabic, Italian, French, and Spanish, and has received numerous


  • Monday, February 25, 2019
  • 11:30 am: Registration
  • 11:50: Luncheon
  • 12:45 pm: Program

Luncheon Menu

  • Caesar Salad
  • Oven Roasted Salmon Filet with Bearnaise Sauce
  • Steamed Rice
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Fresh Rolls and Butter
  • Coffee
  • Vegetarian option: Pasta Primavera tossed with pesto olive oil and topped with Parmesan cheese

Luncheon Cost

  • $29 for members
  • $35 for guests


Registration for the luncheon is now closed.  Audience seating for the lecture only may be available, depending on room capacity, on a first-come-first-served basis.


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