November 29, 2017 - 1:00 pm



Koc University SOS277   View map

MiReKoc Seminar Series continues with The Day After Association’s presentation on “The Day After: Supporting a Democratic Transition in Syria” report. The presentation and discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, at 13:00 pm, in SOS277. Registration is required for participants not affiliated with Koç University.


The TDA report, “The Day After: Supporting a Democratic Transition in Syria”, provides a detailed framework of principles, goals and
recommendations from within the Syrian opposition for addressing challenges in six key fields: rule of law; transitional justice;
security sector reform; constitutional design; electoral system design; and post-conflict social and economic reconstruction. TDA has
since shifted its focus from transition planning efforts to implementation of recommendations presented in the TDA report, opening
its office in Istanbul to support this mission.

About ‘The Day After’:

The Day After Association (TDA) is an independent, Syrian-led civil society organization working to support democratic transition in
Syria. In August 2012, TDA completed work on a comprehensive approach to managing the challenges of a post-Assad transition in Syria. The initial Day After Project brought together a group of Syrians representing a large spectrum of the Syrian opposition — including senior representatives of the Syrian National Council (SNC), members of the Local Coordination Committees in Syria (LCC), and unaffiliated opposition figures from inside Syria and the diaspora representing all major political trends and components of Syrian society — to participate in an independent transition planning process.

Shant Kerbabian will be joining us for the meeting to present TDA. Kerbabian is the Programme Manager at The Day After, Shant has been involved in working with NGOs for the past 4 years on issues related to democracy, civil society building, peacebuilding, conflict
transformation, and youth. He has managed programmes with Search for Common Ground, ANDE and CRDC. Shant is also a facilitator and trainer, he has facilitated dialogue sessions with global youth networks and he organizes training workshops on topics related to digital media and social change.