Noora Lori, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, gave a December 4, 2018 lecture at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) organized by the school’s MENA Forum.
The lecture was entitled “Ta’al Bachir (Come Tomorrow): The Politics of Waiting for Citizenship,” and was followed by a discussion led by Professor Lisa Anderson. The talk was part of the “Views and Voices: The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa,” series.
Following the talk, five students were invited to attend a post-event dinner conversation with Lori.
Noora Lori’s research broadly focuses on the political economy of migration, the development of security institutions and international migration control, and the establishment and growth of national identity systems. She is particularly interested in the study of temporary worker programs and racial hierarchies in comparative perspective. Regionally, her work examines the shifting population movements accompanying state formation in the Persian Gulf, expanding the study of Middle East politics to include historic and new connections with East Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Lori is the Founding Director of the Pardee School Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking.