CONF: The Somali Territories and Somali Diaspora in the Modern World (Harvard University, November 15)

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The Somali Territories and Somali Diaspora in the Modern World:

Knowledge, Power, Practice

 

Harvard University

November 15, 2019

 

Location: Lower Library, Robinson Hall

Time: 9-5pm

 

 

9:00-9:15am

Welcoming Remarks

 

Iman Mohamed (Harvard University) and Safia Aidid (Harvard University), Workshop Co-Organizers

 

9:20-10:20am

Panel 1: Home and Belonging in the Diaspora

 

Carrying Culture: Temporal and Spatial Constructions of Somalia Among Women in the

Diaspora

Suban Nur Cooley (Michigan State University)

 

The Qalanjo Project: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Approaches to Bridge Gaps &

Create Cultural Programming for Somali Students in Minneapolis

Sara A. Osman (The Qalanjo Project)

 

At Home and Abroad: Transnational Political Practices of the Somali Diaspora in the United

Kingdom

Ilhan Dahir (Columbia University)

 

10:30-11:50am

Panel 2: Somalis in the Domestic and Global Order

 

Beyond Liberal Peacebuilding: Lessons from AMISOM in Somalia

Abdiasis Issa (Balsillie School of International Affairs)

 

The Arrogance of the Leviathan: Global War on Terror and Techno-Politics in Somalia

Monica Fagioli (Independent Scholar) and Debora Malito (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

 

Waxqabadka Xawaalada: Somalis in the Global Financial/Security Order

Hafsa Mohamed (University of California Santa Cruz)

 

To Move is to Stir: Immigrant Movement and Public Housing

Nima Dahir (Stanford University)

 

11:50-1:20pm

Lunch Break

 

1:20-2:20pm

Panel 3: Surveilling the Somali

 

Liminalities of Somalinimo: CVE and Community Organizing in the Diaspora Space of Boston

Hanna Sheikh (Dartmouth College)

 

On Being Black, Muslim, and a Refugee: Stories of Somalis in Chicago

Ifrah Magan (New York University)

 

Policing Somali Refugees

Mohamed Abumaye (California State University San Marcos)

 

2:30-3:30pm

Panel 4: Histories and Legacies

 

“Bringing ʿIlm to the Common People: The Didactic Religious Poetry of the Ulama of Brava”

Lidwien Kapteijns (Wellesley College) also on behalf of Alessandra Vianello (London)

 

New and Old Mogadishians? Memory and Space in a Contested City

Surer Qassim Mohamed (University of Cambridge)

 

Dealing with the Past: Transitional Justice Approaches in the Context of Somali Region

Fowsia Abdulkadir (Independent Scholar)

 

3:30-4:00

Coffee Break

 

4:00-5:00pm

Panel 5: Rethinking the Post-Conflict Landscape

 

Studying the Somali Tahriib Movement: Indigenous and Decolonizing Methodological Research

Jaafar Dirie (University of Toronto)

 

Localization - Reframing the Debate through Lessons from Hollywood

Nasra A. Ismail (Independent Scholar)

 

Reconstructing the Education System and Post-Conflict Recovery in Somalia

Faiza Hassan (Independent Scholar)