Crisis in Iraq and Syria: Logistic challenges in responding to humanitarian needs

Issued 16 October 2014

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Ireland (CILT) and the Humanitarian Action Study Group of the Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSA) Ireland are pleased to announce a panel discussion on Logistical Challenges in responding to humanitarian needs in Iraq and Syria to be held on 23 October 2014 at 6.30pm in CILT's offices, No. 1 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

The panel will include scholars and logistics professionals with expertise in the region, civil war and on the ground experience working as logisticians in Iraq and Syria. Topics covers will include:

  • Crisis in Iraq and Syria: Overview - Dr. Paola Rivetti, Lecturer, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University
  • Markets and logistics during civil wars - Dr. Rob Kevlihan, Executive Director, Kimmage Development Studies Centre
  • The Logistics of Chaos: Experience from Iraq - Will Holden, Emergency Logistics Team
  • Managing Complexity: Aid Distribution in Conflict Zones - Ryan Lane, Shelter for Life International

The panel will be chaired by Dr. Walt Kilroy, Associate Director of the Institute of Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction and lecturer at the School of Law and Government at DCU.

For more details contact Rob Kevlihan, convenor of DSAI's Humanitarian Action Study Group at or Michael Lynham at CILT: To register for this panel discussion, please do so here: