Understanding Solidarity Amid Refugee Crises

Two linked workshops funded by the White Rose Consortium:
University of Leeds 22nd September 2017 and University of York 10th November 2017

Schedule for Workshop 1: University of Leeds, Friday 22nd September
Beechgrove Room, University House, University of Leeds
9.15-9.30 Registration/tea & coffee
9.30-11.15 Session 1:
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax (QMUL) ‘Solidarity’s Reach: Meaning, Dimensions, and Implications for EU (External) Asylum Policy’ Dr Mollie Gerver (Newcastle) ‘Must Refugees Return Home?’
Dr James Souter (Leeds) ‘Solidarity and Special Obligations’
Discussant: Dr Clara Sandelind (Sheffield)
11.15-11.45am Tea/coffee
11.45-1.15pm Session 2:
Aoife McInerney (Limerick) ‘Solidarity in Plurality’
Prof Maggie O’Neill (York) Title TBC
Discussant: Dr Graham Smith (Leeds)
1.15-2.15pm lunch
2.15pm-3.45 Session 3: Prof Christine Straehle (Groningen) ‘Solidarity, Social Deprivation and Refugee Agency: What do we mean when we stand in solidarity with refugees?’
Dario Mazzola (Milan) ‘Solidarity, Storytelling, and Saving Refugees from Cynicism: Why Refugee Stories Matter’
Discussant: Dr Kerri Woods (Leeds)
3.30pm Tea/coffee
4.15-5.30pm: Roundtable discussion led by Prof David Owen (Southampton)
Dr Sam Durrant (Leeds) will reflect on his experiences of leading poetry readings with refugee groups, and Dr Diane Morgan (Leeds) (tbc) will discuss her work with community arts initiatives.
Papers will be pre-circulated. A limited number of (free) places are available – please email Josh Hobbs (ptjjh@leeds.ac.uk) and Kerri Woods (k.woods@leeds.ac.uk) to register.

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