Repatriating the ISIS Children with Ambassador Galbraith
Join ICSVE director Dr. Anne Speckhard and Ambassador Galbraith to discuss the ethical and moral concerns of repatriating ISIS children.
ICSVE Panel Discussion featuring
Retired Ambassador Peter Galbraith
Anne Speckhard, Director ICSVE
Join via Zoom Meetings (see links below)
Ambassador Peter Galbraith made headlines last month when Buzzfeed broke the news that a young American girl, brought to ISIS by her now deceased mother as a toddler, had been rescued from Camp Roj, in Northeast Syria, where she was being hidden by her stepfather’s wife, a Somali woman still deeply committed to ISIS. The little girl was located with the help of an unnamed Canadian woman who was in frequent contact with Ambassador Galbraith. This wasn’t the only innocent child whom Ambassador Galbraith has helped rescue from the Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF]-run camps, where children lack education, healthcare, and safety. He was also involved in the repatriation of a four-year-old Canadian girl, whose mother let her return home without her, and of a number of European children, as well as in the release of the children of Yazidi women who had been forced by ISIS into sexual slavery.
What does it take to arrange the rescue and repatriation of the children of ISIS members? What are the next steps for Ambassador Galbraith and for the children themselves? For the children whose parents are still alive, will they ever be reunited? What is it like for the women who let their children go home without them?
On September 14, 2021, join ICSVE director Dr. Anne Speckhard and Ambassador Galbraith to answer all of these questions and more, to discuss the ethical and moral concerns of repatriating ISIS children and their parents, and to explore what happens next for the over ten thousand foreign men, women, and children currently held in SDF prisons and camps.