Forced Migration and Humanitarian Aid: Revising the Paradigm

Forced Migration and Humanitarian Aid: Revising the Paradigm

A lecture by Dawn Chatty, Dept. of International Development, University of Oxford

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
4:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

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The presentation will explore the range of forced migration categories and labels and the meanings attached to the term "refugee" in international law. It will elaborate a modern historical overview of the development of the contemporary refugee regime and its significance for the Middle East.

Dawn Chatty is University Professor in Anthropology and Forced Migration and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House), University of Oxford, UK. Her research interests include forced settlement and forced migration, nomadic pastoralism and conservation, gender and development, health, illness and culture, and coping strategies of refugee youth. Among her most recent books are: Children of Palestine: Experiencing Forced Migration in the Middle East (eds. with Gillian Lewando-Hundt), Berghahn Press, 2005; Handbook on Nomads in the Middle East and North Africa (ed.) Brill, 2006; and Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Johanna Romero
(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies