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IMES 2014 Annual Conference

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Institute For Middle East Studies

8:30 – 9:00
and Coffee

9:00 – 9:10
Welcoming Remarks
Marc Lynch, The George Washington University

9:10 – 9:45
Introductory Remarks: ‘Refugees and Crisis in the Middle East: Research Agendas and Frameworks,’
Julie Peteet, University of Louisville

9:45 – 11:15
Panel I: State Responses to Refugee Flows & Displaced Populations
Lamis Abdelaaty, University of California – Santa Cruz
Elizabeth Ferris, Brookings Institution
Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University

11:15 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 1:00
Panel II: Humanitarian Organizations & Responses to Refugee Crises
Geraldine Chatelard, Institut Français du Proche-Orient
Margot Ellis, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Hani Mowafi, Yale Medicine & Amnesty International
Adrienne Fricke, University of California – Davis, Human Rights Initiative

1:00 – 2:00

2:00 – 3:30
Panel III: Documenting the Experiences of Refugees and the Displaced
Zainab Saleh, Haverford College
Nell Gabiam, Iowa State University
Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University