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The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship is a regional hub for a dynamic community of academics, practitioners, and civil society actors in exploring traditional and innovative forms of associational life and in advancing realistic solutions to the obstacles to effective civil society and citizenship in the Arab region.
The Re-Imagining Citizenship Inaugural Annual Conference: Citizenship, Nation Building, and Inclusion in a Context of Endemic Crisis
Date: May 6-7, 2023
Location: Conference Hall 113, Residence 37, American University of Beirut, and online
The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, IDRC Research Chairs on Forced Displacement, and the Mohammad Atallah Chair for Ethics at the American University of Beirut is organizing the Annual Collaborative Program on Forced Migration: The Case of Refugees from Syria in Lebanon on May 24, 2023 at Conference Hall 113, Residence 37, AUB, and online.
The conference addresses the critical challenges faced by displaced individuals and their implications. President Dr. Fadlo Khuri and Dr. Fouad M. Fouad will provide the welcome note and opening remarks respectively, followed by a keynote speech by Roula El-Rifai. The plenary panels will cover topics such as threats and challenges faced by Syrian refugees in host countries, intersectional vulnerabilities, and representation and social networks among refugees. The event will conclude with discussions on future research questions on the future of refugees and their safe returns.
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