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Politics and the Earthquakes

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Discussion on the political implications of the 2023 earthquakes in Syria and Turkey - Thursday, March 16, 18:15 – Aula Kollegienhaus University of Basel.

On this panel, experts of the region will consider how “human factors” affected the consequences of the earthquakes. How did construction policies, urban planning, disaster response, closed borders, sanctions, and xenophobia (among others) exacerbate the effects of the earthquakes and hinder relief efforts? What must be done to prepare for future calamities?