Category Archive: Current Affairs

Sep 30

Who deserves what? Some reflections on the refugee crisis

Writer and Philosopher Dr Arianne Shahvisi I am half-Kurdish, spent my childhood summers in Iran, and recently lived and worked in Lebanon for two years. I have a strong connection to the region known as the Middle East, the calamitous centre of the world, the geopolitical hotbed under whose surface oil will bubble for the …

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Sep 13

Call for Abstracts: Gender, Violence and Displacement

Middle East Gender Forum, 7-8 April 2017, Iraqi Kurdistan Region, University of Sulaimani    Recent wars, conflicts and human rights abuses have forced millions of people to flee their homes and move within or across boundaries. According to the United Nations Population Fund, the world is currently facing the worst refugee and forced displacement crisis …

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