The enactment of the decree "Protecting the nation against the entry of foreign terrorists into the United States" has provoked an outcry and outrageous reactions throughout the world.
The ban which calls for barring citizens from seven majority Muslim countries: Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan and Libya – prevents entrance to the United States for 90 days. Syrian journalist and GCSP Associate Fellow, Ms Honey Al Sayed, herself a refugee, offers her perspective in Le Temps in Switzerland.
Additionally, the situation causes concern for GCSP Director, Christian Dussey. "Our centre is directly affected by this decree, whether at the level of participants, speakers or experts from the countries concerned and who reside in the United States. This is likely to affect many other organizations in Geneva, both in the private and international sectors," he said also in the Le Temps article. "We have invested heavily for almost a year in an innovative and large-scale executive education project in the field of peace promotion (" Media and Arts in Peace ") with Syrian journalist Honey Al-Sayed. If she can no longer go to Switzerland, it will really be a blow for us. "