Online Lecture Series - Poverty Violence and Migration in the Red Sea Region

Steven Serels Discussion



Online Lecture Series


Poverty, Violence and Migration in the Red Sea Region


Wednesdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm Berlin Time (CET)


Starting 13 October 2021



This lecture series will showcase new research into the historical causes and contemporary dynamics of structural poverty, political violence, and large-scale migration in the Red Sea Region. The invited speakers each recognize the continuing importance of longstanding intra-regional connections, and their lectures will shed light on the ways that the coping strategies currently pursued at individual, household, community, and state levels are shaped by the legacies of past practices.


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This lecture series is organized by Dr. Steven Serels of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin in coordination with RedSeaNet.





13 October 2021

Dr. Nisar Majid (London School of Economics)
The Political Marketplace and Mass Displacement: Somalia in the Red Sea Arena



20 October 2021

Dr. Marina de Regt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Stigmatization, Stereotyping and the Struggle to Belong: Yemenis of African Descent in Yemen


27 October 2021

Dr. Roxani Margariti (Emory University)
The Maritime Edge: Marine Harvests, Subsistence and Mobility in the Premodern Red Sea



3 November 2021

Dr. Khalid Mustafa Medani (McGill University)
Domestic and Transnational Factors in Sudan’s 2018 Popular Uprising and the Challenge of Transition from Autocracy to Democracy

10 November 2021

Dr. Awet Weldemichael (Queens University)
The Myth and Reality of Poverty-Criminality Nexus: Discourse on Maritime Violence along the Somali Coast

17 November 2021

Dr. Asnake Kefale (Addis Ababa University)
International, Local Norms and Ethiopian Migration to the Gulf Countries: Some Critical Reflections