Programme of Events



Day 1.  24th October 2019



9.30 – 10.00      Registration and refreshments


10.00 – 10.15     Welcome and Introduction 

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL)


10.15 – 11.00     Distinguished Keynote

Prof. Homi Bhabha (Harvard University)


11.00 – 11.15      Coffee Break


11.15 – 12.45     Panel 1:  Disrupting Humanitarian Narratives

       Chair: Sarah Clarke (Article 19) 

       Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL)

       Dima Al-Hamadmad (Refugee Hosts)

       Dr. Tom Western (University of Oslo)   


12.45 – 13.45     Lunch and Exhibition


13.45 – 14.45     Roundtable Conversation: Writing Displacements into Literature

      Chair: Prof. Philippe Sands (UCL and English-PEN)

       Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge (Refugee Hosts – University of Birmingham)

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts Writer-in-Residence – University of          Oxford)  


14.45 – 15.00  Coffee Break


15.00 – 16.30     Panel 2.  Hosting, Hostility and Displacement

Chair: Alison Phipps (University of Glasgow)

Bayan Itani (Refugee Hosts)

Dr Estella Carpi (Southern Responses to Displacement project – UCL)

Dr Ann-Christin Wagner (University of Edinburgh)

Dr Karen Lauterbach (University of Copenhagen)


16.30 – 17.00     Closing Remarks

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL) 

Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge (Refugee Hosts – University of Birmingham) 

Dr. Anna Rowlands (Refugee Hosts – Durham University) 

Prof. Alastair Ager (Refugee Hosts – Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh) 


17.00 – 18.30     Film Screening and Panel Discussion:  Displacement in/through Film 

       Chair: Saiful Huq Omi (Principal, CounterFoto Centre for Visual Arts)

        Dr Daniele Rugo and Abi Weaver, Directors of ‘About a War’ 

        Dr Stefano Fogliata, Screenwriter of ‘Footbalization’


 

18.30 – 19.30     Closing Reception



Day 2.  25th October 2019

 



9.45 – 10.00     Registration and refreshments


10.00 – 10.10    Opening Words of Welcome

     Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL) 


10.10 – 11.45   Keynote Conversation: The Politics and Ethics of Knowledge Production in Conflict Situations

     Chair:  Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL) 

     Prof. Sari Hanafi (American University of Beirut)

     Prof. Patricia Daley (University of Oxford)


11.45 – 12.00     Coffee Break


12.00 – 13.30     Workshop: Translation, Literature and Precarity

Chair and Facilitator: Yousif M. Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts Writer-in-Residence and University of Oxford)

Prof. Wen-Chin Ouyang (SOAS)

Prof. Matthew Reynolds (University of Oxford)


13.30 – 14.15       Lunch


14.15 – 15.45      Workshop: Locating Faith in Humanitarian Practice 

Prof Alastair Ager (Refugee Hosts – Queen Margaret University)

Dr Anna Rowlands (Refugee Hosts – Durham University)

Dr Olivia Wilkinson (Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities)

Atallah Fitzgibbon (Islamic Relief Worldwide)

Fernando Espada (Save the Children)


15.45 – 16.00     Coffee Break


16.00 – 17.30     Panel 3: Rethinking Community, Rights and Displacement

Chair: Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge (Refugee Hosts – University of Birmingham)

Dr Tamirace Fakhoury (Lebanese American University)

Dr Anna Rowlands (Durham University)

Dr Zeynep Kivilcim (Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin)


17.30 -18.00      Closing Roundtable Discussion

    Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL)

    Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge (Refugee Hosts – University of Birmingham)

    Prof. Alastair Ager (Refugee Hosts – Durham University)

    Dr. Anna Rowlands (Refugee Hosts – Queen Margaret University) 


18.00 – 19.00   Closing Reception