Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Abstract: Two big earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria on February 6. Thousands of buildings collapsed, and hundreds of thousands became trapped under the rubble. So far more than 21,000 lost their lives, and many more are injured. The death toll is estimated to reach 200,000 as more bodies are recovered. Entire cities and villages have been destroyed. With more than 10 million people left homeless, some doubly by war and now natural disaster, the earthquake stands as one of the biggest humanitarian crises of this century. This faculty panel will reflect on the causes and consequences of this humanitarian crisis, discuss its significance, and what we can do to help. Co-organized by: Febe Armanios (History), Cihan Artunc (Economics), and Sebnem Gumuscu (Political Science)

Sponsored by:
Economics; History; Political Science; Axinn Center for the Humanities

Contact Organizer

Armanios, Febe
(802) 443 - 5212