Workshop: Learning from the Iraqi Refugee Experience in Syria

Starts:
9:30 am on Friday, March 29, 2013
Ends:
2:00 pm on Friday, March 29, 2013
Location:
The Castle (225 Bay State Road)
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/iis
The following speakers will present and discuss on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crises: Ms. Vicky Kelberer (Boston University), An Overview of the Syrian Refugee Crisis Rafif Jouejati (Spokesperson, Local Coordination Committees in Syria; Director, Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria) Prof. 'Abbas Kadhim (Naval Postgraduate School; and Visiting Senior Fellow, BUIIS), "From Ghawgha'is to Iraqi-Americans: the two-decade metamorphosis of Iraqi refugees in America." Dr. Mohammed alMaliky (MD MPH,; Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University; and University of Pennsylvania Hospitals), talk title TBP. Dr. Lindsay Gifford (National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCLA; and Visiting Scholar, University of San Francisco) "Iraqi Refugee Perceptions of Urban Violence". Ms. Heidemarie Woefel (Boston University) "Iraqi Refugees: Experiences of Resettlement in America." Professor Asmaa Najim A.Nassir Al-Hadidi (Diyala University and Humphrey Fellow at Boston University), Discussant. 9:30 a.m. Light breakfast 10:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions 10:15 a.m. Overview of the Syrian refugee crisis: Vicky Kelberer 10:30 a.m. The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Rafif Jouejati 10:45 a.m. International Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Ethan Corbin 11:00 a.m. Coffee break 11:10 a.m. Discussion 11:30 a.m.Iraqi Refugee Perceptions of Urban Violence: Lindsay Gifford 11:45 a.m. From Ghawgha'is to Iraqi-Americans: the two-decade metamorphosis of Iraqi refugees in America: Abbas Kadhim 12:00 noon Iraqi Refugees: Experiences of Resettlement in America: Heidemarie Woefel 12:15 p.m. A personal account: Mohamed AlMaliky. 12:30 p.m. Working lunch 12:45 p.m. Comments by Asmaa Al-Hadidi and discussion 1:45 p.m. Concluding comments, A.R. Norton 2:00 p.m. Workshop concludes Participants: Ethan Corbin, (Tufts University; and Research Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard University) Dr. Lindsay Gifford (National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCLA; and Visiting Scholar, University of San Francisco) Professor Asmaa Najim A. Nassir Al-Hadidi (Humphrey Fellow at Boston University; and Diyala University) Rafif Jouejati (Spokesperson, Local Coordination Committees in Syria; Director, Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria) Prof. 'Abbas Kadhim (Naval Postgraduate School; and Visiting Senior Fellow, BUIIS) Ms. Vicky Kelberer (Boston University) Dr. Muhamed H. Almaliky (Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University; and, University of Pennsylvania Hospitals) Prof. Augustus Richard Norton (Boston University) Ms. Heidemarie Woefel (Boston University) Rapporteurs: Dr. Sarah A. Tobin (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Studies, Wheaton College, MA) Ekaterina Anderson(Boston University) Lisa Jenkins(Boston University) Support: Michael Carroll (Assistant Director, Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, Boston University) More information about the activities of the IIS: www.bu.edu/iis