‘A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church’: Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context

This presentation will be given by Karen Lauterbach at the Refugee Hosts International Conference. This paper is about refugee-refugee hosting in a faith-based context and will examine how refugee churches hosting refugees invoke ideas of compassion and sacrifice in these hybrid forms of hosting. 'A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church': Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context … Continue reading ‘A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church’: Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context

EU-Turkey Refugee Deal: “This is (not) a pipe”

This presentation will be given by Zeynep Kivilcim at the Refugee Hosts International Conference and will critically investigate the EU-Turkey Deal that establishes a regime where Turkey’s authoritarian, European illiberal and liberal sovereign practices converge and function with harmony against the rights of migrants and refugees. EU-Turkey Refugee Deal:  "This is (not) a pipe" by … Continue reading EU-Turkey Refugee Deal: “This is (not) a pipe”

Refugee return, geopolitics and war imaginaries

This presentation will be given by Tamirace Fakhoury at the Refugee Hosts International Conference.  The presentation will explore how Lebanon’s formal and informal actors, namely government agencies, political parties and representatives of local communities, have negotiated on the issue of Syrian refugee return. Refugee return, geopolitics and war imaginaries by Tamirace Fakhoury, Lebanese American University This presentation … Continue reading Refugee return, geopolitics and war imaginaries

Hospitality as a ‘Phenomenological Economy’: International Guests among MENA’s Refugees

This presentation will be given by Dr Estella Carpi at the Refugee Hosts International Conference. The presentation endeavours to examine hospitality as a ‘phenomenological economy', which sheds particular light on the hospitality offered by refugees to members of ‘outside communities’. Hospitality as a ‘Phenomenological Economy’: International Guests among MENA’s Refugees By Dr Estella Carpi, Research Associate, Southern Responses … Continue reading Hospitality as a ‘Phenomenological Economy’: International Guests among MENA’s Refugees

The Borderlines of Empathy

This presentation will be given by Bayan Itani at the Refugee Hosts International Conference. The presentation will address empathy as a common motivation for supporting Syrian refugees. In so doing, it questions the ‘borderlines’ of empathy, and the reasons behind its decline, within the context of people from Syria seeking refuge in Lebanon. The borderlines of … Continue reading The Borderlines of Empathy

Sounding Stories, Telling Sounds: Listening with Displacement and Emplacement

This presentation will be given by Tom Western at  the Refugee Hosts International Conference as part of Panel 1:  Disrupting Humanitarian Narratives. The presentation puts sound and listening at the centre of forced migration, asking how they inform experiences of displacement and practices of emplacement. Sound is an access point to the agency of people who have crossed … Continue reading Sounding Stories, Telling Sounds: Listening with Displacement and Emplacement