Forced Migration and Humanitarian Aid Lecture with Dr. Dawn Chatty

The division of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies (SBGS) of California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), The Women's International Perspective (The WIP), and the division of Humanities and Communication (HCOM) of CSUMB are proud to welcome Dr. Dawn Chatty on November 17th, 2014 from 5-7 PM for a public lecture at CSUMB's University Center Living Room.

Dr. Dawn Chatty. Photo courtesy of CSUMB.

Dr. Dawn Chatty. Photo courtesy of CSUMB.

Dr. Chatty's talk is titled "Forced Migration and the Humanitarian Aid Regime." In this lecture, Dr. Chatty will explore the range of forced migration categories and labels around the world and the meanings of the terms attached to the label ‘refugee’ in international law. The talk will also elaborate a modern historical overview of the development of the contemporary refugee regime and the significance of the Middle East.

Dr. Dawn Chatty is a University Professor in Anthropology and Forced Migration and the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. She is a social anthropologist with long experience in the Middle East as a university teacher, development practitioner, and advocate for indigenous rights. She has taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the State University of California at San Diego, the American University of Beirut, the University of Damascus, Sultan Qaboos University and at the University of Oxford. She has worked with the regional offices of various international agencies.

Dr Chatty’s research interests include nomadic pastoralism and conservation, gender and development, health, illness and culture, and coping strategies of youth and their care givers in prolonged conflict and forced migration. Her most recent books include: Children of Palestine: Experiencing Forced Migration in the Middle East (ed. with Gillian Lewando-Hundt), Deterritorialized Youth: Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the Middle East (ed.), and Displacement and Dispossession in the Modern Middle East.

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