New publication – Refugees as City-Makers (AUB)

A collection of essays co-edited by M. Fawaz, A. Gharbieh, M. Harb and D. Salamé.

Below the links to both English and Arabic versions of the AUB Issam Fares Institute (IFI) Social Justice and the City Publication on: « Refugees as City-Makers« 


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Assaf Dahdah has contributed to the volume with a chapter entitled « The Experience of Labor Migration and Syrian Refugees’ Strategies in Lebanon »

Kamel Doraï and Pauline Piraud Fournet have contributed to the volume with a chapter entitled « From Tent to Makeshift Housing »

New publication – Critical Perspectives on Migration in the Twenty-First Century

Marianna Karakoulaki, Laura Southgate and Jakob Steiner, eds. (2018) Critical Perspectives on Migration in the Twenty-First Century, E-International Relations Publishing,

Thousands of people risk their lives daily by crossing borders in search of a better life. During 2015, over one million of these people arrived in Europe. Images of refugees in distress became headline news in what was considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since 1945. This book provides a critical overview of recent migration flows and offers answers as to why people flee, what happens during their flight and investigates the various responses to mass migratory movements. Divided in two parts, the book addresses long-running academic, policy and domestic debates, drawing on case studies of migration in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. Coming from a variety of different fields, the contributors provide an interdisciplinary approach and open the discussion on the reasons why migration should be examined critically.

Kamel Doraï has contributed with a chapter entitled : Conflict and Migration in the Middle East: Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.

Free pdf of the whole book can be downloaded here

The chapter is also available on HAL-SHS

Kinship, migrations and conflicts in the Middle East, WOCMES 2018, Seville

Ifpo’s team and Lajeh program are pleased to invite you to attend a panel at WOCMES 2018 in Seville, Spain.

The program below:

PA-178. Kinship, migrations and conflicts in the Middle East.

Organised by Valentina Napolitano, Institut Français du Proche-Orient(IFPO).

July 18 th, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Room: 207

Chair: Norig Neveu, CNRS, IREMAM.

Valentina Napolitano, Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), “The transformation of family during the war. Research avenues basing on the Syrian conflict.”

Ann-Christin Wagner,  University of Edinburgh, “Making transnational families in times of peace and war – continuities between labour migration and displacement for Syrian refugees in Mafraq, Jordan”

Dina Zbeidy, University of Amsterdam, “Remaking Home: Marriage and Family among Syrians in Jordan.”

Jalal Al Husseini, Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), “Family structure and diaspora among traditional Palestinian families of notables: from Jerusalem to Jordan, the Gulf and beyond.”

Flora Gonseth, Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo): “A political motherhood? An ethnography of Palestinian women’s participation against Israeli jails.”