Research Seminar: Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe

Taking their point of departure in their newly published book ‘Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe’, Editors and chapter contributors Michelle Pace and Somdeep Sen will introduce the audience to Syria and its refugees. The book zooms in on young Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Denmark and the Netherlands and focuses on themes such as the agency of young Syrian refugees, their potential future, while at the same time portraying the violence, fear, uncertainty and loss which they suffer, as well as the possibilities for safeguarding their future and their well-being. The book brings together scholars and practitioners in a common search to improve the situation of young Syrian refugees.

The seminar is arranged in cooperation between the Migration and Social Mobility Research Group, Department of Anthropology, UCPH and the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University. Trine Brinkmann and Lotte Buch Segal, members of the Migration and Social Mobility Research Group, will comment on the topics presented. Finally, the audience will have the opportunity to pose questions or make comments. We welcome anyone interested in the topic, practitioners, academics and others interested in spending this afternoon with us!


15.00 – 15.05 Welcome by Anja Simonsen, University of Copenhagen
15.05 - 15.15 Introduction by Somdeep Sen, Roskilde University
15.15 - 15.35 The EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children by Professor Michelle Pace, Roskilde University
15.35 - 15.55 Writing the “Refugee Crisis”: Proposals for Activist Research by Postdoc Somdeep Sen, Roskilde University
15.55 - 16.10 Comments by Associate Professor Lotte Buch Segal, University of Copenhagen
16.10 - 16.25 Comments by Assistant Professor Trine Brinkmann, University College, Copenhagen
16.25 - 17.00 Questions and comments from the audience
17.00 - 18.00 Networking