BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Middle East Studies Program - ECPv4.8.2//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Middle East Studies Program X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Middle East Studies Program BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20181029T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20181029T130000 DTSTAMP:20191021T150314 CREATED:20180809T213505Z LAST-MODIFIED:20181011T184722Z SUMMARY:MES Lecture: Nell Gabiam - Stay in Turkey or Continue Toward Europe? DESCRIPTION:“Stay in Turkey or Continue Toward Europe? Palestinians Displaced from Syria and the Instability of Exile”\nAccording to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works for Palestine Refugees) an estimated 20% of Syria’s Palestinian refugee population has been displaced across borders by the ongoing war in Syria. Of this number\, an estimated 85\, 000 Palestinians have reached Europe\, often using Turkey as a transit point. However\, an estimated 9\,000 Palestinians who crossed into Turkey from Syria have remained in Turkey. Why did this minority not continue to Europe—even in 2015\, when Germany opened its borders to refugees from Syria? This presentation will highlight the cultural\, political\, economic\, and physical factors that help explain why some Palestinians displaced by the war in Syria have stayed in Turkey instead of using the country as a transit point to Europe. \nAbout the presenter: \nNell Gabiam is Associate professor of anthropology and political science at Iowa State University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California\, Berkeley in 2008. She is the author of The Politics of Suffering: Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps\, which was published in May 2016 by Indiana University Press. While her earlier research focused on the politics of humanitarianism and development in Palestinian refugee camps\, her more recent research focuses on Palestinians displaced by the ongoing Syrian war and has taken her to Jordan\, Lebanon\, the United Arab Emirates\, Turkey\, France\, Sweden\, and Germany. \n URL: LOCATION:206 Ingraham Hall\, 1155 Observatory Drive\, Madison\, WI\, 53706\, United States GEO:43.0755115;-89.4052139 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=206 Ingraham Hall 1155 Observatory Drive Madison WI 53706 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=1155 Observatory Drive:geo:-89.4052139,43.0755115 CATEGORIES:MES Lecture Series,Sponsored by MESP ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: ORGANIZER;CN="Middle%20East%20Studies%20Program" END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR