July 10, 2017, 9:00pm
Migration in the Middle Eastern Context: A Workshop for Teachers
Presenter: Dr. Salam al-Kuntar and Mr. Nimrod Ben-Zeev
Location: Camden Community College

Dr. Salam Al-Kuntar, Dr. Anna Viden, and Nimrod Ben-Zeev will present lectures on migration in Iraq, Syria and Israel. The presentations will focus on both the present-day situation, as well as the history of migration in these regions.

Dr. Salam Al-Kuntar is a Penn Museum Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests include forced migration, near eastern archaeology, and human mobility and cultural boundaries. She will provide an insightful lecture entitled, “Displacement and Forced Migration of Syrians and Iraqis: Cultural Impacts in the Middle East and Beyond”.

Nimrod Ben-Zeev is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is focused on the ways in which inequalities are produced through the intersections of construction, the built environment and the body. He will present a lecture titled, “Mizrahi Jews in Israel: History, Struggle and Identity”.

Anna Viden is the Program Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center. Her research deals with US foreign policy in the Middle East in a historic and contemporary context with a specific focus on US-Saudi and US-Egypt relations. She will present a lecture entitled, “A comparison between Swedish and American Immigration and Refugee Policies".

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