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EPL & MENA Present: A Tale of Two Camps

Yemeni Refugees & Ethiopian Migrants in the Horn of Africa

2020-02-03 17:30:00 2020-02-03 19:00:00 America/Chicago EPL & MENA Present: A Tale of Two Camps Main Library

Monday, February 03
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-03 17:30:00 2020-02-03 19:00:00 America/Chicago EPL & MENA Present: A Tale of Two Camps Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University’s Middle East and North Africa program (MENA) present talks on the culture, politics, religion, and society of the Middle East and North Africa. Main Library

Main Library

Community Meeting Room (107)

Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University’s Middle East and North Africa program (MENA) present talks on the culture, politics, religion, and society of the Middle East and North Africa.

The conflict in Yemen has precipitated what many consider to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. However, despite cholera epidemics, widespread hunger, and unprecedented displacement within Yemen, the numbers of Yemenis who have left the country to seek refugee status abroad are relatively low. Today, roughly 1,000 of these Yemeni refugees reside in Djibouti’s Markazi camp, where they interact on a daily basis with Ethiopian migrants walking toward Yemen. This talk provides an overview of the current situation of Yemeni refugees in the Horn of Africa, analyzing a complex set of displacements in a geopolitically-sensitive region where “Arab” refugees are effectively held captive while “African” migrants are effectively abandoned. This case study illuminates some of the ramifications of the UN’s new Global Compact on Refugees.

Nathalie Peutz is an anthropologist and Associate Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her research focuses on forced migration, displacement and immobility, conservation and development, and identity and heritage in the Arab world and the Western Indian Ocean region. Her publications include Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen (Stanford University Press, 2018) and a co-edited volume, The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement (with Nicholas De Genova, Duke University Press, 2010). She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Gate of Tears: Migration and Impasse in Yemen and the Horn of Africa, based on her ethnographic fieldwork with Yemeni migrant and refugee communities in the Horn of Africa. She is a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies (2019-2020).

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Authors & Book Discussions | Arts & Culture |

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The Main library is an epicenter of information and the various forms of literacy. Its assets expand beyond books, audiobooks and DVDs to include public Internet stations and building-wide Wi-Fi, arts performances and displays, author presentations, financial and immigration programs, and much more. The Main Library is the primary focus of our absolute and continuous commitment to meeting the diverse expectations and needs of Evanston residents.

La Biblioteca Principal es un epicentro de información y diversas formas de alfabetización. Sus colecciones se expanden más allá de los libros, audiolibros y DVD para incluir estaciones públicas de Internet y Wi-Fi en todo el edificio, presentaciones y exhibiciones artísticas, presentaciones de autores, programas financieros y de inmigración, y mucho más. La Biblioteca Principal es el enfoque nuestro compromiso absoluto y continuo para cumplir con las diversas expectativas y necesidades de los residentes de Evanston.

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