Conference: Migration and displacement in and from Afghanistan

StockholmsUniversitetThe Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University invites you to a two-day conference on the theme Migration and displacement in and from Afghanistan. The conference is organized by professor Shahram Khosravi and will be held in Geovetenskapens Hus at Frescati Campus on 20-21 September 2013.

Displacement within and from Afghanistan is complex, having various causes and forms. People are forced into displacement because of poverty, drought, armed conflict, or a combination of these factors. For many Afghans, displacement has become protracted. Three decades of foreign occupation, civil war, and disastrous environmental degradation have resulted in the destruction of infrastructure, the educational system, agriculture, and industry. Due to increasing insecurity and armed conflict along with drought in much of the country, expecting durable solutions to forced displacement in the foreseeable future is unlikely.  Forced displacement is usually the pivotal issue for peace processes and political stability. The invited scholars have been researching on this issue for several years. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers with an interest in Afghanistan and its diaspora for exchanging ideas and networking.

Some issues this conference will focus on:

  • Experiences of Afghan migrants
  • Migration and development
  • IDPs
  • Gender and migration
  • Reintegration of returnees

Invited speakers:

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact shahram.khosravi@socant.su.se

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