Just days after the United Nations suspended peace talks aimed at ending Syria’s five-year civil war, Smith will host a panel of leading scholars and activists—including outspoken former U.S. ambassador Robert Ford—for a discussion of war crimes and human rights issues related to the Syrian conflict. The Thursday, Feb. 11, panel will inaugurate the opening of an exhibition of the “Caesar” photographs—a powerful and striking collection of images, photographed in Syria between May 2011 and August 2013 and then smuggled out of the country, documenting victims of torture by the government of Syria. (Both the panel discussion and exhibition include graphic content.)