The Project on Middle East Political Science and George Washington University’s Institute for Middle East Studies will be holding a conference in Washington DC on 10 April 2014 on Reacting to Refugee Crises in the Middle East: Responses from States, Scholars, and Humanitarian Organizations.
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners to discuss historical and contemporary crises of population displacement in the Middle East and Africa. Special attention will be given to the ways in which government institutions, humanitarian organizations, and refugees themselves address the structural causes of recurring crises, the challenges of providing assistance to displaced persons, and the lived experiences of individuals struggling through these conditions.Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:00 AM1957 E Street, NWLindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
Welcoming Remarks 9:00 – 9:10
Marc Lynch, The George Washington University
Introductory Remarks 9:10 – 9:45
Refugees and Crisis in the Middle East: Research Agendas and Frameworks
Julie Peteet, University of LouisvillePanel I 9:45 – 11:15State Responses to Refugee Flows & Displaced PopulationsLamis Abdelaaty, University of California – Santa CruzRochelle Davis, Georgetown UniversityElizabeth Ferris, Brookings InstitutionBreak 11:15 – 11:30Panel II 11:30 – 1:00Humanitarian Organizations & Responses to Refugee CrisesGeraldine Chatelard, Institut Français du Proche-OrientMargot Ellis, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near EastAdrienne Fricke, University of California – Davis, Human Rights InitiativeHani Mowafi, Yale Medicine & Amnesty International
Lunch 1:00 – 2:00Panel III 2:00 – 3:30Documenting the Experiences of Refugees and the DisplacedZainab Saleh, Haverford CollegeNell Gabiam, Iowa State UniversityWendy Pearlman, Northwestern University