Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh at the Inaugural South-South Forum, Dartmouth College, US

Southern Responses’ PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, will participate in the inaugural South-South Forum, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, which will be held over 3 days from the 13th – 15th of August 2019.

This international and interdisciplinary workshop contributes to the aims of the South-South Forum to enable interdisciplinary discussions that ‘prioritize theoretical frameworks from the “South”‘. This is a theme that underpins the aims of the Southern Responses to Displacement project through the focus of our research, which identifies Southern-led responses to displacement, examines displaced people’s conceptualisations of these responses and aims to develop new conceptualisations of humanitarian history, theory and practice.

Contributing to the workshop roundtable themed ‘In-Between Spaces and Border Ecologies’, and drawing on recent field work conducted for the Southern Responses to Displacement research project in Baddawi Camp, Lebanon, Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh will offer reflections on  the heterogenous connections that exist between Baddawi and diverse peoples and places across what is often referred to as the Global South.

On Monday 12th August Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh will also offer a plenary lecture at Dartmouth College, on past and present forms of Southern-led responses to displacement in and from the Middle East.  Her lecture will focus on the Southern Responses to Displacement project’s ongoing research in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

More information about the Dartmouth College workshop can be found here.

More information about the Dartmouth South-South Forum can be found here.


If you have found this piece of interest you can read and contribute to our Thinking through the Global South series, and for more information on these and related themes please visit out recommended reading list below:

Carpi, E. (2019) Thinking Power Relations across Humanitarian Geographies: Southism as a Mode of Analysis

Carpi E. (2018) ‘Southern’ and ‘Northern’ assistance provision beyond the grand narratives: Views from Lebanese and Syrian providers in Lebanon

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2019) Exploring refugees’ conceptualisations of Southern-led humanitarianism

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Thinking through ‘the global South’ and ‘Southern-responses to displacement’: An introduction

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Histories and spaces of Southern-led responses to displacement

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Refugee-Refugee Humanitarianism

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Daley, P. (2018) Conceptualising the global South and South–South encounters

Featured image: part of the Home Lost workshop poster (c) Dartmouth College

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