Syria Today Social, Political and Economic Changes At the interface between National Territory and Migratory Spaces

Institut français du Proche-Orient, Amman

Syria Today

Social, Political and Economic Changes

At the Interface between National Territory and Migratory Spaces

International Scientific Symposium

29 & 30th September 2019

at the French Institute (Jabal al-Lweibdeh)

Programme 

Sunday 29th September 2019

9:00-9:15

Welcoming of the participants

9:15-9:30

Welcome Speech

9:30-9:45

Introduction : Valentina Napolitano, Myriam Ababsa, Jalal Al Husseini (Ifpo)

9:45-10:30

Keynote speech : Local and transnational reconfigurations of the Syrian society.

Leïla Vignal (Rennes 2 / Oxford) 

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-13:00

Panel 1. Social Transformations

Discutant: Jalal Al Husseini (Ifpo)

11:00-11:30

From the Political to the Social: The Speed and Depth of Revolutionary Transformations. Charlotte Loris-Rodionoff (University College London)

11:30-12:00

The Transformation of Family Sphere among Syrians in Jordan. Valentina Napolitano (Ifpo)

12:00-12:30

Syrians under the kafala system: anthropological perspectives on a social fragmentation foretold.

Leïla Drif (EHESS)

12:30-13:00

Debate

13:00-14:15

Lunch Break

14:15-17:15

Panel 2. Economic Dynamics and Humanitarian Assistance in the context of uncertain reconstruction

Discutant : Kamel Doraï (CNRS, Ifpo)

14:15-14:45

Structural, Economic and Geographic Changes of the Syrian Business Community.

Pauline Khoury (Institut Français de Géopolitique)

14:45-15:15

The Impacts of the Syrian Government Political Economy on the Socio-economic and Societal Structures of Syria. Joseph Daher (European University Institute)

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-16:00

Raqqa Governance and Reconstruction Challenges. Myriam Ababsa (Ifpo)

16:00-16:30

Long Term Migrations and Agro-pastoral Resilience: Syrian Pastoralists in Jordan.

Mathilde Gingembre (Associate researcher, PASTRES project)

16:30-17:15

Debate

18:30-19:30

Public Round-Table

Around the books: Chroniques de la révolution syrienne by Sana Yazigi (Creative Memory) and Syria after the Uprising by Joseph Daher (European University Institute)

20:00

Dinner

Monday 30th September 2019 

9:00-13:00

Panel 3. Political Powers and Actors #Syria

Discutant : Patrick Haenni (Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue)

9:00-9:30

The rise of the Islamic State post-Caliphate: how counter-insurgency governance patterns are fueling an ISIS resurgence in Deir ez Zour. Ahmad Mhidi (Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue)

9:30-10:00

The Return of the Security State in Assad’s Syria. Agnès Favier (European University Institute)

10:00-10:30

Collective Kidnappings of Minority Members in Syria: Confessional and Political Recompositions in Wartime. Anna Poujeau (EHESS)

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-11:45

Territories of Revolt, Combat and Refuge. Geography of the Syrian Crisis in Long Term History. Matthieu Rey (IFAS-recherche/ Wits History Workshop)

11:45-12:15

Reconsidering Governance from Below: Experiences and Models of Autonomous Governance,

Civil Society Inclusiveness and Decentralization in Conflict and Post-conflict Syria.

Aurora Sottimano (Centre Syrian Studies at St Andrews University)

12:15-13:00

Debate

13:00-14:15

Lunch Break

14:15-15:45

Panel 4. Political Powers and Actors #Syria/region

Discutant : Lorenzo Trombetta (journalist)

14:15-14:45

Institutional Production and Governances Modes of the “Kurd movement” in Syria: a Revolution within Syria Revolution ? Arthur Quesnay (Paris 1) Patrick Haenni (Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue).

14:45-15:15

Hezbollah’s Fighters Path in the Syrian war. Chiara Calabrese (EHESS/Cesor)

15:15-15:45

Political Geographies of Transitional Justice Perspectives of Syrian Refugees in Germany and Lebanon. Julie Bernath (Swiss Peace)

15:45-16:15

Debate

16:15-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-17:30

Conclusion, Elizabeth Picard (CNRS)


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