16 June: Migration Seminar “Climate Change Induced Migration between Theory and Empirical Evidence” by Tamer Afifi (UNU-EHS)

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Date(s) - 16/06/14
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

UNU-Merit Conference Room (Keizer Karelplein 19)


Climate Change Induced Migration between Theory and Empirical Evidence

Tamer Afifi (UNU-EHS)

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance / UNU-MERIT with MACIMIDE migration seminar

About the Speaker:
Dr. Tamer Afifi holds a PhD Degree in Economics (International Trade) from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, a Master of Arts Degree in Economics of Development from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt. Tamer has worked for five years as a Lecturer of Economics at the Faculty of Commerce, Sohag University, Egypt, before being promoted to Assistant Professor. He has mainly lectured Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Trade and Econometrics.

Afifi is Associate Academic Officer in the Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability and Adaptation (EMSVA) section of the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). He mainly works in the area of Environmental Change and Forced Migration. Regionally, Tamer’s work mainly focuses on North Africa and the Middle East (MENA), Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia, and he has conducted field research in all these regions. He was research director of the Where the Rain Falls Project that covers case studies in Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Ghana, Tanzania Guatemala and Peru.

 A sandwich lunch will be provided.