Policy for Science

Protracted situation of displacement: Afghanistan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen


The webinar – part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Refugee Convention - will focus on the impact of protracted situation of displacement on scientists and science, hearing first-hand from local scholars as well as experts on long-term strategies to uphold science and higher education in times of crisis.

The webinar will be chaired by Peter McGrath, Coordinator, InterAcademy Partnership  (IAP) and TWAS Science Policy/Science Diplomacy programme, and will feature:

  • Saja Al Zoubi, development economist and lecturer of gender and forced migration and Middle East politics, University of Oxford
  • Ghanya Naji Mohammed Al-Naqeb, Researcher, Centre Agriculture Food Environment, University of Trento
  • Hasan Mohammed Hasan Maridi, Researcher, Heavy ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw
  • Gioconda San-Blas, Fellow of the Venezuelan Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Mohammad R Tanha, Researcher, Institute of Medical Systems Engineering, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg
  • Radwan Ziadeh, senior analyst at Arab Center and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Washington DC

Registration link: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6OCUisQjSSCsT9ikuFf11A.

Protracted situation of displacement: Afghanistan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen

The Science in Exile initiative is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The information, opinions and recommendations presented by the speakers and participants to the webinar series do not necessarily reflect the values and beliefs of Science International nor Sida.

Changes to the agenda and list of speakers may occur before the event due to unforeseen circumstances.

TIME June 28, 2021 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM in Rome