Second Lajeh meeting programme

Mardi 2 mai – Jour 1


9:00 – 9:30

Accueil des participants

9:30 – 11:00

– Présentation des nouveaux chercheurs

– Présentation de l’avancée du programme (20 min.) – K. Doraï

– Présentation de l’avancée des recherches (30 min) – K. Doraï, J. Al Husseini, N. Neveu

11:00 – 12:30

– Forced migration. Between politics and policies (J. Al Husseini)

– Religious mobility, a historical perspective (N. Neveu)

– Refugees’ settlement and urban dynamics (K. Doraï)

12:30 – 14:00

Pause déjeuner

14:00 – 16:00

Restitutions des terrains effectués (I) – 15 min. par pers.

  • David Lagarde, “Syrian Refugees’ journeys from Jordan to Germany, an Expolratory Fieldwork”
  • Hala Abu-Zaki, “Refugees from Syria in Shatila”
  • Valentina Napolitano, “Syrian refuges in Gaziantep: social interactions, everyday life and engagement in an incertain context”
  • Shirin Arab “The Potential for Redress for Displacement: International Law and Local Perspective”

16:00 – 16:30


16:30 – 18:00

Restitutions des terrains effectués (II) – 15 min. par pers.

  • Ayham Dalal, “Understanding the Patterns of Urbanization in Zaatari camp: ‘Home’, Culture and the Social Structuring of Space”
  • Delphine Mercier & Mustapha El Miri,  “Overcoming the frontiers of vulnerability throught work”
  • Myriam Ababsa & Kamel Doraï, “Syrian investment and Syrian labour in Sahab (Jordan)”
  • Didem Danis, “Control and Containment: NGOs in Humanitarian Assistance in Istanbul”
  • Paul Tabar, “Political remittances of Syrian refugees in Lebanon”

Mercredi 3 mai – Jour 2


10:00 – 13:00

Travail en atelier – 3 axes

13:00 – 14:30

Pause déjeuner

14:30 – 17:00

– Restitutions en plénière des travaux des 3 axes

– Identification de thématiques transversales

18:00 – 20:00

Table ronde publique à l’IFJ

Borders and migration management, a comparative perspective

Today, border control is at the heart of debates in different parts of the world. This issue raises many questions often linked together: security, migration, economy, etc. Borders are characterized by their changing nature and ongoing negotiations over the crossing’s modalities. During conflicts and political tensions, they often appear as an obstacle to human mobility. This roundtable will discuss different border management experiences through population control mechanisms (United States/Mexico, Jordan/Syria/Palestine borders). Moreover, it will look at how these borders structure the socio-economic life and the daily movements of the local communities and the migrants.

Chair: Falestin Naili (Ifpo, Amman) – Historian

– Philippe Bourmaud (Univ. Lyon 3, France) – Historian, Boundaries in the Middle-East

– Myriam Ababsa (Ifpo, Amman) – Geographer, The Syrian – Jordanian border

– Delphine Mercier (LEST, France) – Sociologist, The Mexican – USA border

– Véronique Bontemps (IIAC, France) – Anthropologist, The Jordan – West bank border

Jeudi 4 mai – Jour 3


10:00 – 12:30

– Calendriers à venir : rencontres, séminaires, missions – K. Doraï, J. Al Husseini, N. Neveu

– Outil cartographique – D. Lagarde et L. Macias

– Valorisation et publications – K. Doraï, J. Al Husseini, N. Neveu

– Coordination entre partenaires

12:30 – 14:00

Pause déjeuner

14:00 – 17:00

Visite d’un quartier migrant à Amman

Daphné Caillol – Visite du quartier philippin

Rand el Haj Hasan – mise en contact avec association – Visite de Jebel Nadhif

18:00 – 20:00

Table ronde publique à l’IFJ

Refugee camps today. When the temporary settles over time

Set up as temporary solutions to cope with humanitarian refugee crises, refugee camps become over a certain period of time portrayed as places of poverty, insecurity and socio-economic marginalization. The aim of this round table is to focus on long-term evolution of the camps, beyond the short term approach generally used by humanitarian agencies, notably by questioning the inclusion of camps in the urban landscape of the host countries. Different case studies will be discussed, in particular the Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps in the Middle East, in the light of current European experience.

Chair: Philippe Lagrange (Univ. Poitiers, France) – Legal expert

Hala Abu Zaki (IIAC, France) – Anthropologist – Palestinian camps in Lebanon

Jalal Al Husseini (Ifpo, Amman) – Political scientist – Palestinian camps in Jordan

Kamel Doraï (Ifpo, Amman) – Geographer & Ayham Dalal (TU Berlin) – Architect – Syrian camps in Jordan

Elisa Pascucci (RELATE, Finland) – Refugee camps in Europe