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Migrations within the Middle East: Roundtable Discussion
WhenThursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room101
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsMiddle East Center, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Contact:


  • Andrew Gardner, Professor, Anthropology, University of Puget Sound
  • Ali Modarres, Director and Professor, Urban Studies, University of Washington-Tacoma
  • Nova Robinson, Assistant Professor, International Studies and History, Seattle University
  • Rita Zawaideh, Seattle Activist & Humanitarian; Owner, Caravan-Serai Tours; and CEO, SCM Medical/Humanitarian Missions
  • Arzoo Osanloo (Moderator), Associate Professor, Law, Societies & Justice; and Director, Middle East Center, University of Washington-Seattle

This roundtable discussion on migrations within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will address the fact that the vast majority of Middle East migrations, including the current refugee crisis, take place within the region, with most displaced peoples seeking refuge in camps at the borderlands. Moreover, not all migration within the MENA consists of refugee movements, but also labor migrations. Featuring regional experts, this panel discussion will provide background and context on major currents in Middle East migrations from historical, demographic, anthropological, and practitioner perspectives.…
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