Keynotes and Presentations

Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presents on ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’: On 16 March 2021, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh spoke about ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’ at the Power and the Politics in/of Ethnographic Research Seminar Series, hosted by University College London. 

You can watch the presentation here.

Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presents at Yale on ‘Refugee-led Responses to Overlapping Precarity: Views from North Lebanon’: In this seminar, which is part the Yale PRFDHR Spring 2021 Virtual Seminar Series, Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh traces the different ways that residents of Baddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon have been affected by COVID-19 since March 2020, and how they have been responding to protect themselves and other conflict-affected people in the midst of the pandemic.

You can watch the seminar below:

Disasters at 40 Conference: Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Southern Responses’ PI, was invited to offer the forward-looking Keynote Address at the Disasters at 40 Conference convened by ODI in London, September 2017. Watch her Keynote below, and read more about her Keynote here.

UNHCR 2017 High Commissioner’s Dialogue: On Tuesday 12 December, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh was invited to present insights from her research at the UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (2nd Right) speaking at the UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva Dec. 2017. Photo Credit (c) Frazer Murray

As one of four panelists discussing ‘Reception and Admission’, she spoke alongside H.E. Ambassador Mr. Boudjemâa Delm (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations), H.E. Ambassador Antje Leendertse (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations), and Mr. Jan Egeland (Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). 

You can read the text of Elena’s presentation, which highlighted the roles played by Southern-based local communities (including local faith communities) and refugees as key responders in displacement, here.

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