The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs hosted the exhibit, “Caesar’s Photos: Inside Syria’s Secret Prisons,” March 8-11, 2016 in the GM Room, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Ave. An opening reception was held March 8 for the Yale community. Ambassador Robert Ford, a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute and the former ambassador to Syria, gave brief remarks. Mouaz Moustafa, executive director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) and United for a Free Syria (UFS), and Tyler Thompson, an American attorney and policy director for United for a Free Syria, also spoke.
Following the opening, the exhibit remained on display to the general public March 9-11.
This exhibit displays graphic photos of detainees from Syrian Regime prisons. Upon thorough analysis by a legal and forensic team, it was concluded that the over 55,000 photos Caesar smuggled out of Syria documented at least 11,000 deaths under detainment. Upon analysis, these photos have been deemed authentic by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) works closely with Caesar and the Caesar team to coordinate exhibitions of the Caesar photos. CDS has helped ensure that the Caesar photos of detainees have been displayed at prominent institutions such as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, U.S. Congress, European Parliament, UK Parliament, and the United Nations.