Syria Crisis in the UK

Wednesday 11 November, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Library of Birmingham

With Imran Awan, BLSS

As part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) annual festival, Imran Awan, senior lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University, will discuss his research into why youngsters are heading to Syria and the actions that can be taken to prevent people from fleeing to the country in Western Asia.

“The current crisis in Syria had led to an intense debate within the UK and the West Midlands about the threat that groups such as Isis pose to people in Britain”, said Awan.

“Communities in places like Birmingham must come together in a joint effort and provide a sound counter-narrative to such propaganda as a means to create a more unified community cohesion.”

The ‘Syria crisis in the UK’ event runs from 5.30pm until 7pm at the Library of Birmingham on Wednesday 11 November. For more information and to book tickets, e-mail