Dear all,

Our public lecture series "Topographies of Displacement and Resistance: Refugee Movements since the Arab Revolutions and their transnational consequences" kicks off on 15 March at the University of Basel, Switzerland. All lectures will be recorded and made available online at our blog where you can also find more information about the guest speakers and the program. The videos will be uploaded one week after each lecture and hence be accessible for all interested members of the list. 


15th March 2016: A New Geography of Exile? State, Conflict and Forced Migration in the Middle East
Speaker: Dr. Kamel Doraï, CNRS & IFPO Amman, Jordan

5th April 2016:  Safe Country Turkey? The Situation of Refugees in Turkey and the Consequences of the EU-Turkey Refugee Cooperation 
Speaker: Senay Özden, Hamisch e.V., Istanbul, Turkey

19th  April 2016:  Syria after Five Years of War and Displacement 
Speaker: Yassin al-Haj Saleh, Syrien (currently based in Turkey) 

3rd May 2016: Roundtable: Gender, Displacement and Resistance
•   Dr. Ulrike Krause (Universität Marburg, via Skype)
•   Dr. Jana Häberlein (Universität Neuchâtel)
•   Harika Yilmaz (Activist of the Autonome Schule, Zürich)
•   Cyrielle Huguenot (Amnesty International, Switzerland)
17th May 2016: Lecture and Roundtable: Transnational practices of solidarity on the flight routes - The Mediterranean Sea and the Balkan Route

Speaker: Charles Heller, Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths College, Co-founder of ‘Watch the Med’ ( 
“Ebbing and Flowing: The EU’s politics of (non)assistance and bordering across land and sea“
Roundtable with:
•   Adrienne Homberger (Moving Europe, Zürich/London)
•   Hatem Gheribi, (Watch the Med Alarmphone, Strassburg/Tunis)
•   Skype connection with activists on Lesvos, Greece
Bilgin Ayata
Prof. Dr. Bilgin Ayata
Dept. of Social Sciences
University of Basel
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