Workshop: Refugee transfers in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean zone

In collaboration with the Lebanese American University and the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities and its Transformation Group are organizing an international workshop on “Refugee transfers in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean zone: Tying the Past with the Present- Towards a Transregional and Transhistorical Understanding in times of crises”
 
The workshop, which privileges an interdisciplinary perspective, groups scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and regions. It will take place on April 10-12, 2017 at the Lebanese American University in Lebanon in its Byblos Campus.  We seek in both historical and contemporary perspectives to shed light on refugees as knowledge transmitters who channel social, cultural and political “remittances”. In this perspective, policy and societal challenges will also be discussed in a policy roundtable on April 12. Please find enclosed the program.
 
All are welcome to attend.
 
For registration, please contact the organizers: Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury, Lebanese American University (tamirace.fakhoury@lau.edu.lb) and/or  Dr. Jenny Rahel Oesterle, University of Heidelberg (oesterle@uni-heidelberg.de)