http://calendar.mit.edu/event/AfghanRefugees Online event
Cambridge, MA 02142
History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, University, Virtual & Streaming
Panel discussion with experts :: Part of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration
Please register for the virtual Zoom webinar at https://bit.ly/AfghanRefugeeCrisis
Haseena Rahman was a Director of Economic Zones Integration at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. She received her LLM in tax from Boston University and was a Fulbright Scholar in BU Law’s Graduate Tax Program. She was evacuated from Afghanistan in August 2021 and is currently a visiting scholar at BU Law.
Nilofar Sakhi is a professorial lecturer of International Affairs at Elliott School of George Washington University. She is also a senior fellow (NR) at the Atlantic Council, South Asia Program. Sakhi is a scholar and policy practitioner who has written extensively on various aspects of peacemaking and peacebuilding processes, transnational security, and human security. Her recent book is on Human Security and Agency: Reframing productive power in Afghanistan.
Omar Sharifi is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. He was the former Senior Research Fellow and Kabul Director of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS). He is also a member of the advisory board of the Civil Society Development Center (CSDC) and member of the Board of Directors of the Afghan Alumni Association and Afghanistan 1400. In addition, Omar worked as a National Consultant for UNICEF Afghanistan. He is an Asia Society Fellow and a member of Afghan 21 Young Leaders Forum.
Anna Hardman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Tufts University and is a co-chair for the Inter-University Committee on International Migration at MIT CIS. Her research focuses on urban economics (regulation and the informal sector in housing markets in developing countries, the development and provision of services in peri-urban areas, and neighborhood income distribution) and on migration (remittances and the impact of immigration on housing markets in migrants' home and host communities).
Noora Lori is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies and is a co-chair for the Inter-University Committee on International Migration at MIT CIS. Her research broadly focuses on citizenship, migration, and institutions. She studies citizenship, statelessness, temporary migration schemes and racial hierarchies in comparative perspective.