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Panel Session C

Friday 9:00-10:30

Panel C1: Representations of Palestine Across Time and Space

Chair and discussant: Sune Haugbolle (Roskilde University)

  • Heba Taha (Lund University) Israel’s Bank Leumi in/and Palestine: Symbols, Language, Timescapes
  • Altea Pericoli (Lund University) Humanitarian Aid and the “Exceptionality” of Gaza: A Comparative Analysis of Gulf States’ Interventions
  • Pelle Valentin Olsen (University of Bergen) The Liberation of Palestine and the Legalization of Pornography: Anti-Palestinian Racism, Sexism, Solidarity and Radical Politics in Danish Publishing in the 1970s
  • Anne Lene Stein (Lund University) Palestinian Art Across Different Spaces as Agonistic Epistemic Disruptions

Panel C2: Enhancing Water Cooperation in the Middle East – Challenges and Opportunities

Chair and discussant: Joshka Wessels (Malmö University)

  • Filippo Verre (Lund University) Hydro-Cooperation in the Middle East: The “Friendship Dam” Between Turkey and Syria
  • Ronny Berndtsson (Lund University) Hydrosolidarity Aspects of Water Collaboration in the Middle East
  • Hossein Hashemi (Lund University) Reviving Ancient Solutions: Traditional Water Practices for a Sustainable Middle East
  • Krishna Kumar (Lund University) Transitioning to a Sustainable Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East

Roundtable C3: The Orient - There and Back Again. Multidisciplinary Reflections on MENA Research and Sweden 1974-2024

Chair: Rouzbeh Parsi (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)

Participants: Marianne Boqvist (Folke Bernadotte Academy), Torsten Janson (Lund University), Pernilla Myrne (University of Gothenburg), Annika Rabo (Stockholm University) and Karim Zakhour (Swedish Defence University)

Panel C4: Diasporas as Transnational Actors

Chair: Pinar Dinc (Lund University)

Discussant: Svante Lundgren (Lund University)

  • Fanny Christou (Swedish Institute of International Affairs) The Right of Return and the Political Engagement of the Palestinian Youth Diaspora: A Generational and Transnational Perspective
  • Isabell Schierenbeck (University of Gothenburg), Lisbeth Aggestam (University of Gothenburg) and Arne F Wackenhut (University of Gothenburg) Diaspora Groups as Transnational Actors in Foreign Policy: The Case of the Jewish Diaspora in Sweden
  • Lisbeth Aggestam (University of Gothenburg), Isabell Schierenbeck (University of Gothenburg) and Clara Knäpper Bohman (University of Gothenburg) Diaspora Influence on Foreign Policy: The Assyrian Advocacy for Seyfo Recognition
  • Barzoo Eliassi (Linnaeus University) Solidarity and Antagonism: Ethical Loneliness, Suffering and the Thorny Geopolitical Entanglement of Kurdish and Palestinian Diasporas
  • Arne F Wackenhut (University of Gothenburg) and Lisbeth Aggestam (University of Gothenburg) Comparing the Kurdish Diaspora in Sweden and Germany