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RSC Public Seminar Series, Trinity term 2018

Series convened by Dr Ali Ali

Seminar held on 23 May 2018

About the speaker

Dr Tahir Zaman is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sussex. His research focuses on refugees and forced migration with particular reference to Iraq and Syria, transnationalism, diaspora contributions to conflict transformation and peace-building, sociology of religion, and faith-based humanitarianism. His book Islamic Traditions of Refuge in the Crises of Iraq and Syria was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. His new working paper, The ‘humanitarian anchor’: A social economy approach to assistance in protracted displacement situations (pdf file), was published by the Overseas Development Institute in May 2018.

Photo: A vendor sells pink candy floss amid the ruins near the Aleppo citadel, Syria, November 2017. Credit: UNHCR/Susan Schulman.