Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

PRFDHR Seminar: Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential, Professor Heba Gowayed

Drawing on a global and comparative ethnography, this presentation explores how Syrian men and women seeking refuge in a moment of unprecedented global displacement are received by countries of resettlement and asylum—the U.S., Canada, and Germany. It shows that human capital, typically examined as the skills immigrants bring with them that shape their potential, is actually created, transformed, or destroyed by receiving states’ incorporation policies.

Yale Library Book Talk: Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn will discuss his new book “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”
Yale Law School and History Department Professor Samuel Moyn’s new book asks a troubling but urgent question: What if efforts to make war more ethical—-to ban torture and limit civilian casualties—-have only shored up the military enterprise and made it sturdier? Professor Moyn will be in discussion with Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science.

PRFDHR Seminar: On War and Architecture: A Tale of a Syrian City, Dr. Ammar Azzouz

Since 2011, the war in Syria has reshaped the lives of millions of Syrians with the displacement of over fourteen million people—more than half the population—inside and outside Syria, and the severe destruction of architecture. In Homs, the third largest city in Syria, entire neighbourhoods have been turned into rubble, destroying the familiar and reshaping the urban, social and cultural fabric of the city. Based on a series of interviews with architects and urbanists who remained in Syria, and with members of the Syrian diaspora, Dr.

Gender and Policy Forum - Protecting Women Migrants in the 21st Century

The Gender and Policy Forum is organized by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies and promotes synergies between researchers and public policy leaders in Latin America.
Panel 4: Protecting Women Migrants in the 21st Century
Migration in conditions of duress or force is particularly dangerous for women. Panelists will consider the causes and consequences of women’s migration as well as situations of extreme violence that women may experience when seeking to cross borders. The discussion will focus on how governments can protect migrating women.

SASC Colloquium Series: Negotiating Democracy and Religious Pluralism: India, Pakistan, and Turkey

South Asian Studies Council Colloquium Series: Book Panel: Negotiating Democracy and Religious Pluralism: India, Pakistan, and Turkey.
A book panel discussion with Co-editors: Karen Barkey (Bard College), Sudipta Kaviraj (Columbia University), and Vatsal Naresh (Yale University)
Discussants: Sohaib Khan (Yale Law School), Marjan Wardaki (Yale University)
Zoom link: https://cutt.ly/SASC331

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