GWU conference on “Reacting to Refugee Crises in the Middle East”

Posted: April 1, 2014 by Rex Brynen in conferences

POMEPSThe 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 AM
1957 E Street, NW
Lindner 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 Louisville

Panel I 9:45 – 11:15
State Responses to Refugee Flows & Displaced Populations
Lamis Abdelaaty, University of California – Santa Cruz
Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University
Elizabeth Ferris, Brookings Institution
Break 11:15 – 11:30
Panel II 11:30 – 1:00
Humanitarian Organizations & Responses to Refugee Crises 
Geraldine Chatelard, Institut Français du Proche-Orient
Margot Ellis, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East 
Adrienne Fricke, University of California – Davis, Human Rights Initiative
Hani Mowafi, Yale Medicine & Amnesty International

Lunch 1:00 – 2:00

Panel III 2:00 – 3:30
Documenting the Experiences of Refugees and the Displaced 
Zainab Saleh, Haverford College
Nell Gabiam, Iowa State University 
Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University

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