HCRI Speaker Series - The Syrian Uprising and Refugees from Syria
|Starts:||16:00 7 Mar 2016|
|Ends:||18:00 7 Mar 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Hafsah Naib, Shamel Azmeh|
This event has two parts:
Hafsah Naib is an independent filmmaker. In this Speaker Series event Hafsah will introduce her short film “Departing: Arrivals”. Shot in Manchester, the film documents the stories of Syrian refugees who have fled their homeland to find sanctuary in Manchester. Following the film screening, Hafsah will discuss some of the challenges and contexts surrounding the issues raised in the film and open up the event for reflections, questions and discussion.
Shamel Azmeh is a Syrian academic. In his talk "The Political Economy Roots of the Syrian Uprising and Conflict" Shamel will provide a brief perspective into the roots of the Syrian uprising in the context of the post-independence Syrian state institutions and political and socio-economic developments in the two decades prior to the crisis.
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) Speaker Series is a regular student-focused forum that draws on the expertise of a range of practitioners, academics and researchers both within HCRI and more widely, covering a broad range of humanitarian-related issues and contexts.
The Speaker Series provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with scholars and practitioners in an informal and intimate environment in order to gain insights from people's own experiences. Past speakers include Jane Cocking, Humanitarian Director for Oxfam GB. For footage of our past events, visit our website: http://www.hcri.manchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/events-programme/
This is a JustFest Fringe Event. As part of JustFest 2016, HCRI is offering University of Manchester students the chance to be awarded a full-fee bursary for a choice of one of the Institute’s MA/MSc programmes. Find out more: www.hcri.ac.uk/just-fest/
Role: Independent filmmaker
Role: LSE Fellow
Organisation: LSE Department of International Development
Biography: Shamel Azmeh is a Syrian academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He works on issues related to international political economy, international trade, and labour, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to his academic study in the UK, he worked as an economic assistant at the European Commission (EC) Delegation in Damascus and a journalist in a Syrian newspaper specialised in economic affairs.
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