These are the papers I have presented at various international academic conferences.

 

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CONFERENCE PAPERS

 


2020     |     KING'S COLLEGE LONDON, RADBOUD UNIVERSITY NIJMEGEN AND UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN (ONLINE)

'Affective Relationalities and Epostemic Politics in Migration Research' (at the seminar 'Bordering through affect and epistemics - emerging notions in migration research' that I co-convened)


2020     |     KING'S COLLEGE LONDON (ONLINE)

'The Agnopolitics of Refoulement. EUrope's Strategic Ignorance and Productive Ambiguity and Syrian Refugee Returns' (at the seminar 'Regimes of power/(non-)knowledge in governing borders and mobility')


2020     |     UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW (ONLINE)

'Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty. Refugee Governance in Lebanon' (Expected Inequalities and Unexpected Symmetries conference, Refugee Crises panel)


2020     |     UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

'Uncertainty, Abandonment, Exhaustion - Leveraging the notion of strategic institutional ambiguity to interrogate South/North distinctions in forced migration studies' (at the workshop Social Marginality and Banishment)


2019     |     UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG

'Uncertainty, Abandonment, Exhaustion - Leveraging the notion of strategic institutional ambiguity to interrogate South/North distinctions in forced migration studies' (at the workshop Emerging Notions in Geographical Research on Forced Migration and Borders)


2019     |     ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY LONDON

'If you're confused, don't worry, everybody is confused here:' Refugee governance and the politics of uncertainty in Lebanon


2019     |     IMISCOE

Institutional Ambiguity and the Politics of Uncertainty: Introducing a New Perspective on Refugee Governance (at the workshop Illegibility in Migration Regimes)


2019     |     UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

The PLO's trajectory from de facto sovereingty to marginalized mimicry in Lebanon: legal identity and the politics of administration (at the workshop Legal Identity Under Rebel Governance)


2019     |     THE GRADUATE INSTITUTE GENEVA

Strategic Institutional Ambiguity in Lebanon: What the Governance of Refugees Can Tell Us about the Functionality of Disorder (at the workshop Democracy and Disorder - Political Unpredictability, Illiberal Governance and Prospects for Democratic Voice)


2018     |     EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Exporting Institutional Ambiguity in Refugee Governance? How Lebanon's Politics of Uncertainty Mirrors Europe's Politics of Abandonment and Exhaustion

Part of a panel I convened titled 'Refugee Governance in Europe and 'the Region:' Making Sense of 'No-Policy-Policies and Violent Inaction'

 

2018     |     DEVELOPMENT STUDIES ASSOCIATION

‘We’re not supposed to understand!' Refugee Governance and the Politics of Uncertainty in Lebanon

 

2017    |     EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

The Causes, Characteristic and Consequences of Informality in Lebanon’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis – An Agnotological Reading of Institutional Ambiguity (with Jessy Nassar)

Part of a panel I convened titled 'The Politics of Ignorance, Ambiguity and Uncertainty: Furthering an Inter-Disciplinary Development of Agnotology'

 

2017     |     GOVERNANCE AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Studying the Informality of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty

 

2017     |     CULTURES, CITIZENSHIP, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

I was co-organizer of the seminar 'Migrant Ethnographies: Academic and Activist Methods, Challenges and Perspectives.'

 

2017     |     CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT

How to Make Sense of Respondents’ Non-Responses. Agnotology and the Study of Silence and Ambiguity in Conflict-Affected Settings

 

2016     |     CENTRE FOR CONFLICT STUDIES

From State-Within-the-State to Mediated Stateness: PLO Governance in Lebanon

 

2016     |     RESISTANCE(S): BETWEEN THEORIES AND THE FIELD

Ignorance as Resistance? How Palestinian Refugees in South Lebanon Cope with Intentional Institutional Ambiguity

 

2015     |     SERVICE PROVISION IN A CHANGING ARAB WORLD

Facilitating Facts on the Ground. The ‘politics of uncertainty’ and the Governance of Housing, Land, and Tenure in the Palestinian Gathering of Qasmiye, South Lebanon

 

2014     |     MIDDLE EAST STUDIES ASSOCIATION

'The Children of the State?’ How Palestinians from the Seven Villages Negotiate Sect, Party and State in Lebanon

 

2014     |     GLOBAL BUSINESS, EMERGING MARKETS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Business in Genocide – Understanding the How and Why of Corporate Complicity in Genocides

 

2013     |     G20 YOUTH FORUM

Governance and Government in the Arab Spring Hybridity: Reflections from Lebanon

 

2012     |     DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE

The Eye of the Beholder: Service Provision and State Legitimacy in Burundi

 

2012     |     VIOLENT CONFLICT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Entrepreneurs in the Dark: The Impact of Fragile and Hybrid Governance on Lebanese Entrepreneurship - A Case Study of the Electricity Sector