Connections Episode 62
Palestinian Refugees in Syria
Mouin Rabbani interviews Nell Gabiam
On Wednesday, 17 May Nell Gabiam spoke with Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani about Palestinian refugees in Syria. This episode of Connections examines the Palestinian refugee community in Syria, the policies of the Syrian state towards this community, and the impact of a decade of conflict in Syria upon its fortunes.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Nell Gabiam is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Political science at Iowa State University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Politics of Suffering: Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps (Indiana University Press, 2016). While her earlier research focused on the politics of humanitarianism and development in Palestinian refugee camps, her more recent research focuses on Palestinians displaced by the ongoing Syrian war and has taken her to Jordan, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, France, Sweden, and Germany.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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