Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

PRFDHR Colloquium Talk: Living in Impermanence, Rizvi Hassan

Life in a refugee camp is often seen as an impermanent thing, where in reality it actually becomes a big part of a refugee’s life. Inclusive and healthy environment in a camp is thus very important for the well-being of both the displaced and host communities. From 2018 to 2022, working with the Rohingya refugees as well as the surrounding Bangladeshi hosting communities in Ukhiya-Teknaf area, has never been about one particular space, but about collaborating together in a crisis situation to overcome the unexpected challenges over time.

PRFDHR Seminar: Revealing the space for peace agreements among parties in conflict, Professor Elisa Cavatorta

In this presentation, Professor Elisa Cavatorta develops a novel conjoint analysis to identify the potential for mutual gains among parties in conflict, and visualize the most desirable agreements in multi-attribute negotiations. Her approach elicits preferences over competing issues, evaluates the strength of support for a large number of peace agreements, visualizes the space for agreement: the set of mutually acceptable peace deals, and within that set identifies theoretical cooperative bargaining solutions. Public support for each agreement compared to the status quo is estimated.

PRFDHR Seminar: Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Its Aftermath: Bosnian Muslims’ Perceptions, Interpretations, and Explanations, Professor Jasmina Besirevic Regan

The presentation will provide a brief overview of the history of former Yugoslavia and focus on its violent break-up, especially on the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will discuss the refugee experience and importance of family relationships, ethnic and religious identities, as well as the issues around returning home and rebuilding their community in Banja Luka.

PRFDHR, GHS and CRH Film: The Neighborhood Storyteller - Movie Screening and Q&A with Protagonist Asmaa Rashed and Film Director Alejandra Alcalá

Movie screening Friday, January 27th, 2023 (in-person; 50mn) followed immediately by Q&A session (hybrid; 70mn) - lunch provided at 11:30am; and
Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 - Monday, January 30th, 2023 (on-demand film screening).

PRFDHR Seminar: Multisectoral approaches to improving mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in humanitarian settings, Professor Claire Greene

There is consensus that humanitarian actors should respond to the mental health and psychosocial needs of displaced populations through multisectoral action and coordination. Multisectoral programming may enable the integration of mental health and psychosocial support with services designed to address critical social and structural determinants of mental health including poverty, stigma, safety and security, and social connectedness and cohesion. In this presentation, Professor M.

PRFDHR Seminar: Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minoritized Citizens, Professor Yang-Yang Zhou

Professor Yang-Yang Zhou will be presenting the research of her new book project ‘Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minoritized Citizens’. How are migrants received by host countries and communities? A substantial body of scholarship on migrant reception focuses almost exclusively on majority White citizens in the Global North and their (negative) attitudes towards migrants from the Global South.

Laura Briggs- RITM Distinguished Speaker Series

Professor Briggs is an expert on U.S. and international child welfare policy and on transnational and transracial adoption. Briggs’ most recent book, Taking Children: A History of American Terror (University of California Press, 2020), examines the 400-year-old history of the United States’ use of taking children from marginalized communities—from the taking of Black and Native children during America’s founding to the Donald Trump’s policy of family separation for Central American migrants and asylum seekers at the U.S./Mexico border—as a violent tool for political ends.

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