2021-05-17 THE PROTECTION OF HERITAGE IN SITUATIONS OF PROTRACTED CONFLICT: Perspectives from Hebron, Battir, Palmyra and Homs


Monday May 17, 14:00-16:00 UTC
17:00-19:00 Ramallah (Palestine)
15:00-17:00 London (United Kingdom)
Language: English (speaking)

This event is part of a series of 4 webinars:
WEBINAR #1 – Friday, April 02
Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Evolution of Business Standards: Perspectives for the Future of Heritage Preservation
WEBINAR #2 – Monday, April 19
Eviction and Resettlement Issues in World Heritage Sites: Perspectives from Hampi and Petra
WEBINAR #3 – Friday, April 30
The Protection of Heritage in Situations of Protracted Conflict: Perspectives from Mardin and Diyarbakir
WEBINAR #4 – Monday, May 17
The Protection of Heritage in Situations of Protracted Conflict: Perspectives from Hebron, Battir, Palmyra and Homs


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


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.


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.