26th November - 30th November

26th November - 30th November, 2018

  1. On Monday (26th), 17:00 - 18:30 at LUCSUS (Biskopsgatan 5) Hållbart Universitet is organizing an event on the topic of climate change and resource scarcity induced conflicts and collaboration. Lina Eklund will be in conversation with Mo Hamza from the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety. This panel discussion will explore climate change induced land use changes and resource scarcity, and examine the conventional wisdom that resource scarcity directly leads to conflict. Could climate change induced resource scarcity actually produce more collaboration instead?

    For more information see the Facebook event here.

  2. This Wednesday (28th) at 12:00, Fanny Christou, PhD in Geography, University of Poitiers and American University of Beirut, Visiting Researcher CMES, Lund University, will give a talk "Plural mobilisation and plural diaspora: the role of Palestinians in Sweden".

    Nearly 25 years after the Oslo accords, the Palestinians are still in the quest for Statehood. The emigration of Palestinians from the Middle East is still increasing in volume and is directed towards more distant areas with Sweden being one of the sites where part of the Palestinian diaspora is located and becomes active today. With the ambition to transcend an approach centered on the Palestinian issues in the Middle-Eastern host territories, Fanny's research focuses on a micro-located analysis in Malmö, Sweden. It questions the contours of the Palestinian diasporic fluidity based on the spatial, identity and political fissures that are emerging. The purpose here is to understand the meaning of “being Palestinian” by taking into consideration multidimensional factors situated at the crossroads of varied contexts and temporalities.

    For more information see the Facebook event here.

Last week at CMES (19th November - 23rd November)

CMES will be at the Lund Graduate fair on Thursday (22nd November), 16:00-18:00 at LUX, Helgonavägen 3, Lund, with details about our MA Programme. For more information see here or the Facebook event here.

This Wednesday (21st) at 12:00, Visiting Research Fellow Nisa Göksel will present her paper "Encounters, Networks, and Conflicts: Kurdish Women’s Activism in Diyarbakır". In it, she asks how do Kurdish women aspire to ideal revolutionary womanhood while living the lives of activists? In answering this question, this paper turns to the site of activist politics in the city of Diyarbakır to examine the ways in which activist women work to put into practice the revolutionary ideals and qualities represented by the guerrilla woman. Whereas activist subjectivity is formed within a realm of temporary and fluid networks as well as daily risks and uncertainties, revolutionary womanhood is imagined and performed on the basis of “eternal” values of self-sacrifice and love for the nation. For more information see the Facebook event here.

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