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Institute for African Development Seminar Series

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Uris Hall, G-08 109 Tower Rd.

Dr. Tazreena Sajjad currently serves as Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) Program in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington D.C. Her areas of specialization include transitional justice, refugees and forced displacement, DDR, post-conflict governance, gender and conflict. Her current research project examines the global phenomenon of building fortifications against irregular movements in an era of criminalization and securitization of migration. Dr. Sajjad's recent publications include 'What’s in a name? ‘Refugees’, ‘Migrants’ and the Politics of Labelling,' in the Journal of Race and Class (2018), 'Refugees Welcome? The Politics of Repatriation and Return in a Global Era of Security: The Rohingyas in Bangladesh' in Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge' (forthcoming), 'In Search of Imperfect Justice: Genocidal Rape and the Legacy of Nuremberg and Tokyo' in The Nuremberg War Crime Trial and its Policy Consequences Today (forthcoming), and Feminism and Displacement in Topics in Feminism I: Politics and Society (forthcoming). Prior to joining SIS, Dr. Sajjad worked in the Afghanistan program at Global Rights in Afghanistan, and in the South Asia program at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). She has also served as a research consultant at the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) in Kabul, Afghanistan, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Washington D.C. and the Berghof Foundation in Berlin, Germany. Her first book, Transitional Justice in South Asia: A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal was published in 2013. She currently serves as an advisor to Refugee Solidarity Network (RSN).

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Government, Africana Library, Development Sociology, Diversity, Institute for African Development, South Asia Program, Migrations


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