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Beyond Journeys: a dialogue with migrants and refugees

Hosted by LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders

Workspace 2, LSE Life, LSE Library


Allaa Barri

Bashar Farahat

Mohammad Ghannam

Sema Nassar

Bashir Zalghaneh


Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

Today’s growing sense of ‘disorder’ is shaped by the current refugee and migrant crisis. Conceived as an open dialogue between the audience and migrants and refugees, this panel provides the audience with an opportunity to explore the real-life consequences of current geopolitical tensions.

Allaa Barri is a Syrian refugee and Research Development and Communications Manager at Chatham House.

Bashar Farahat is a Syrian medical doctor living as a refugee in London, currently undertaking a conversion course so he can practise medicine in Britain.

Mohammad Ghannam is a Palestinian-Syrian refugee in France, a journalist and Communications Officer for Médecins Sans Frontières.

Sema Nassar is a  Syrian refugee and prominent human rights activist, based in London.

Bashir Zalghaneh is a Syrian refugee, former child refugee in Calais, now living in London and learning English.

Sandra Jovchelovitch is Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, LSE. 

Curious to learn more, discuss, and get actively involved in the topic? Check out the variety of events during LSESU STAR Refugee Week on campus starting on the 4th of March.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival #NewWorldDisorders

This event is part of the LSE Festival: New World (Dis)Orders running from Monday 25 February to Saturday 2 March 2019, with a series of events exploring how social science can tackle global problems.


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