06/11/2023 – Online seminar: Iraqi minorities in the diaspora: community structure, perception on return and connections to homeland
Iraqi minorities in the diaspora: community structure, perception on return and connections to homeland
Mohammad Khalaf, Maastricht University
“Iraqi minorities in diaspora: Mapping of community structures, perceptions on return, and connections to the homeland” was a multi-method research project that explored the perceptions and actions related to engagement with and (temporary) return to Iraq within Iraqi (-origin) Christian and Yazidi diaspora communities residing in the United States of America, Germany and Georgia. The speaker will briefly present an overview of how these ethno-religious diaspora communities perceive and enact engagement with Iraq and how they view potential return to the country of (ancestral) origin.
All UNU and UM students and staff are welcome.
Date: Monday 6 November 2023
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 CET
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Meeting ID: 872 1025 9389
About the speaker
Mohammad Khalaf is a sworn translator and interpreter (Arabic – English – Arabic) experienced in teaching languages. He currently teaches Arabic at Maastricht University and was previously a researcher in the Migration and Development Research Group at UNU-MERIT. He holds an MA in Media Studies from Maastricht University FASOS, and previously worked for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) in Syria for over a decade.
Read Khalaf’s personal migration story here.
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Date: 06 November 2023
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 CEST