Program – Day One

Program Day 1Thursday November 28, 9:00-17:30
Welcoming Speech, Consulate General of the Netherlands
Welcoming Speech, Fuat Keyman, Director of Istanbul Policy Center
9:30-9:45Opening Remarks
Maissam Nimer and Jannes Tessmann
Day 1Unpacking Complexities related to Forced Migration
9:45-11:15Panel 1: Refugee inclusion: meanings and discontents
Target: Critically reflecting on key concepts in the context of forced migration
Discussant: Gülay Uğur Göksel, Istanbul Bilgi University
- “Vernacular inclusion: refugee solidarity along the Balkan Route”, Céline Cantat, CEU
- “The inadvertent harms of the “refugee success story”, Gada Mahrouse, Concordia University
- “Turkey’s “social cohesion” agenda: Governing living together in contexts of displacement”, Kristen Biehl, Sabancı Univeristy
- “Dimensions of Refugee Integration: An International Comparison”, Ayşegül Balta Özgen, University of Pennsylvania
11:15-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-13:00Panel 2: The heterogeneity of refugees I: Religion, ethnicities and ‘vulnerabilities’
Target: Providing a differentiated picture of “refugees” and strategies
Discussant: Didem Danış, Galatasaray University
- “Micro-level Possibilities of Living Together? : The Lives of Kurdish Migrants in Istanbul”, Adnan Keği, Boğaziçi University
- “When the “Vulnerable Refugee” Label Makes Refugees More Vulnerable: Humanitarian Actors’ Deployment of Vulnerability Notion for Syrian Refugees in Turkey”, Hande Sözer, Middle East Technical University
- “How to tell a fish to fly. Livelihoods and Living Conditions of Refugees with Disabilities in the Context of Self-Reliance in Uganda”, Sacha Feierabend and Jonas Bull, Sciences Po University
- “Hyper-precarious lives and collective agency in and beyond the Danish Integration Program”, Rikke Egaa Jørgensen, and Ditte Shapiro, University College Absalon
14:00-15:30Panel 3: The heterogeneity of refugees II: Gender
Target: Providing a differentiated picture of “refugees” and strategies
Discussant: Susan Rottmann, Özyeğin University
- “Ambiguous Solidarities: Negotiating Difference and Intimacy with Syrian Women at the Turkish-Syrian borderlands”, Şule Can, University of Waterloo
-  “Convergences between public sociology, feminist theory and the praxis of refugee and asylum-seeking women’s integration in Scotland”, C. Laura Lovin, Strathclyde University
- “Syrian Women in Civil Society: An Intersectional Analysis of Factors Preventing Inclusion Post Syrian Conflict” Dima Al Munajed, University of Bonn
- “Forced Migration and Marriage: Experiences of Syrian Refugee Women in Turkey”, Seda Gönul, Düzce University
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:30Keynote Speech 1: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, University College London
[Title of talk]
-        Followed by moderated discussion