- ‘Black people of Iran’: Documentary on the Lives of Afro-Iranians in the Southern Coasts of Iran
Farhad Varahram (Tehran University & Iranian Documentary Guild)
This event commences with the film ‘Black people of Iran’, followed by a Q&A session with the director Farhad Varahram.
- Reluctant Reception: Refugees, Migration and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa
Kelsey Norman (Baker Institute, Rice University)
Seeking to understand why host states treat migrants and refugees inclusively, exclusively, or without any direct engagement, Kelsey Norman offers this original, comparative analysis of the politics of asylum seeking and migration in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Mapping Kurdistan: Territory, Self-Determination and Nationalism
Zeynep Kaya (SOAS)
Since the early twentieth-century, Kurds have challenged the borders and national identities of the states they inhabit.
- LGBTQ in Iran
This seminar is an introductory session with three Iranian academics providing an overview of their research into the Iranian LGBTQ community.
- Eleven Wars against Palestinians: How Palestinians are coping with their Elimination
[Invoking the myth of Palestine as "a land without a people” to justify its project, Zionism physically destroyed most of Palestine and depopulated it from most of its native population to replace them with settlers, coming mostly from Europe initially.
- The Arab and the Jewish Questions: Geographies of Engagement in Palestine and Beyond
Bashir Bashir (Open University of Israel) and Leila Farsakh (University of Massachusetts Boston)
This book talk discusses the attempts of leading scholars to consider how the “Jewish Question” and the “Arab Question” are entangled historically and in the present day.