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Global Refugee Crisis 2016 - and beyond

Global Refugee Crisis 2016 - and beyond
252 Bloor Street West, Room 5/210-220, OISE
Time: Apr 8th, 5:00 pm End: Apr 8th, 7:30 pm
Interest Categories: Islamic Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Diaspora/Transnational, 2000-

Tthe Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group on Mobilities & Circulation, UTSC's Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, the Institute of Islamic Studies, & the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education present

Global Refugee Crisis 2016 - and beyond

Featured Speaker:

Sarah Green, University of Helsinki:

Global Refugee Crisis - Fieldwork from Europe and Lesbos


Roundtable: Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis - Toronto, Syria, and Beyond

Speakers include

Rola M. & Bizhan R.; Vineetha Gengatharan, UofT Lifeline Syria Challenge; Hana Nagel, WelcomeHome TO; Kamal Al-Soraybee, Ryerson University

Moderators: Jayeeta Sharma and Monica Heller, University of Toronto


Bizhan R. has lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States, and more recently Canada. He has degrees in law and political science and has volunteered with non-profit groups for the past five years.

Hana Nagel is a UofT graduate student & the design lead for the WelcomeHome TO project of CivicTech TO, which seeks to develop a web-based platform for support and partnership-building for those working towards improving the settlement experience for newcomers. http://civictech.ca/

Kamal Al-Solaylee teaches journalism at Ryerson University & is a prize-winning author who writes of the long-term challenges that refugees and new Canadians face. http://thewalrus.ca/author/kamal-al-solaylee/   

Rola M. lived in Syria till a few months ago, and now volunteers with Lifeline Syria. She has an extensive background in law, humanitarian work, and dispute resolution.

Sarah Green is an anthropologist at the University of Helsinki who studies the anthropology of location and borders. Her recent research has taken her to study refugee arrivals on the island of Lesbos. http://helsinki.academia.edu/SarahGreen

Vineetha Gengatharan is the team lead of the UofT Lifeline Syria Challenge and heads the university’s International Strategy & Partnership office. http://www.ryerson.ca/lifelinesyria/uoft/


We welcome individuals and groups working on refugee settlement to bring in their display materials & to share their contact details with us. We request no use of electronic/recording devices and social media at the event in order to protect speakers’ privacy.

For more information about the event, please contact: Monica Espaillat Lizardo at monica.espaillatlizardo@mail.utoronto.ca.

We request attendees to register here to facilitate refreshments:



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