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Panel Session A

Thursday 13:15-14:45

Panel A1: Migration, Diasporas and Integration 

Chair and discussant: Joshka Wessels (Malmö University)

  • Elisa Lunardelli (Lund University & Trento University) Governing Environment-Related Human Mobility in the Mediterranean Basin: A Regional Perspective
  • Rami Zalfou (Lund University) Thesis Overview: Essays on Migration and Development in the Middle East
  • Ghadeer Hussein (Independent Researcher) The Art of Integration: Culture, Creativity, and the Integration of Refugees in Sweden
  • Soraya Batmanghelichi (University of Oslo) Gilded Backdoors? Purchasable Belonging for Iranians in Istanbul Post-2009
  • Imren Borsuk (Stockholm University) Homeland Elections and Diaspora Mobilization: Changing Protests of Turkey’s Diasporas in Germany

Panel A2: Environmental Politics in the Middle East – Destruction, Resistance and the Quest for Environmental Democracy 

Chair and discussant: Johan Schaar (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)

  • Pinar Dinc (Lund University) Roots of Destruction: Exploring the Genocide-Ecocide Nexus through the Destruction of Olive Trees in Palestine and Afrin
  • Filippo Verre (Lund University) Hydro-Strategic Tensions Between Türkiye and Syria (1970s-1998)
  • Andrea Nardi (Lund University), Pinar Dinc (Lund University) and Mo Hamza (Lund University) Exploring the Democracy-Environment Nexus in North and East Syria: A Literature Review
  • Sarine Karajerjian (Arab Reform Initiative) Ecological Impacts of War and Refugee Crisis: A Case Study of Lebanon

Roundtable A3: The 7th of October and the Subsequent War in Gaza – Local, Regional and Global Impacts and Responses 

Chair: Lisa Strömbom (Lund University)

Participants: Rouzbeh Parsi (Swedish Institute of International Affairs), Anders Persson (Linnaeus University), Isabell Schierenbeck (University of Gothenburg), Anne Stein (Lund University), and Heba Taha (Lund University)