Syria – France
Randa is a Franco-Syrian politician. She is the Founder and President of the Movement for a Pluralistic Society. A few months after the revolt broke out in Syria, Randa became the President of the Secular Syrian Coalition and occupied this position until 2012. She was a member of the National Syrian Council but was excluded after her repeated warnings about the increasing number of Islamists within the ranks of the Syrian opposition. She is now a leading commentator on the Syrian conflict and will speak about the value of effectively communicating tolerance in multi-ethnic societies.
“La recherche de la paix passe par le dialogue.”