I would like to inform you about an upcoming roundtable organized by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at NYU (OTS-NYU) on Thursday October 21, 2021 at New York: 12pm | London: 5pm | Berlin: 6pm | Istanbul: 7pm | Tehran 8:30pm
Below you can find the abstract, as well as the link to register for the lecture.
Roundtable Information: After more than four decades of displacement, Afghan refugees constitute one of the largest refugee situations in the world. There are nearly 6 million Afghans who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Iran has been a critical destination for more than a million Afghan refugees in the last several decades and since the fall of the Afghan government in August 2021, thousands of Afghans have arrived in Turkey, many more are on their way. This roundtable brings together scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds to discuss this timely topic with its past, present, and future, and not only for those who left the country but also for those who are still in Afghanistan. Mr. Zalmai Nishat is a former senior public policy aide in the government of Afghanistan and currently a senior policy advisor at GIZ Ins, funded by the EU Mission in Afghanistan. Dr. Zuzanna Olszewska is an associate professor at Oxford University working on the cultural production of Afghan refugees and the Afghan diaspora; Fariba Nawa is a journalist and the host and chief editor of the podcast On Spec; Dr. Amin Tarzi is the Director of Middle East Studies at the Marine Corps University and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Dr. Cavidan Soykan is a guest researcher at Universität Osnabrück working on social and legal aspects of asylum-seeking in Turkey; Dr. Fatemeh Shams is an assistant professor at the U. of Pennsylvania, a Humboldt Foundation Fellow at the EUME Institute of Berlin actively working with displaced Afghans in Iran and the US.
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