Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East

Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East

Migration on a global scale is an everyday practice. The term itself is used to describe patterns of human mobility that occur internally within a state or region, as well as those taking place internationally and trans-continentally. Migration can be applied to the process of people moving as a result of their own agency, voluntarily and as a choice. It can also be used to describe the process of having to move under duress, and this includes the categories of forced migrants, internally displaced persons, refugees, and asylum seekers.This project recognizes regional migration as a complex, widespread, and persistent phenomenon in the Middle East, and a topic best studied from a multidisciplinary approach. It broadens our understanding of the complex population movements that are seen in the Middle East, and includes the movements of those who may be identified in multiple different ways—migrants, migrant workers, guest workers, temporary migrants, low and highly skilled economic migrants, trafficked persons, forced migrants/forced workers, smuggled persons, refugees, and asylum seekers. Also included will be  other migrants such as unaccompanied minors, environmental refugees, and stranded migrants.

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Awarded Projects

Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East 1. A Story Worth Telling: Omani-Zanzibari Identity at the Intersection of Ethnic Cleansing and Forced Migration    Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf Over…
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Background and Scope of the Project

For centuries the movement of people from one place to another has remained an integral aspect of our human history. All over the world on an annual basis thousands of…
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Book Publication

Zahra Babar, ed., Mobility and Forced Displacement in the Middle East (Hurst, 2019). Together, the chapters in this volume emphasize the diversity of the origins, consequences and experiences of human mobility in…
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Request for Proposals

*** This Funding Cycle is Now Closed.   The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at the Georgetown University School ‎of Foreign Service in Qatar invites proposals from scholars…
Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

Click here to read about Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East Working Group I Click here to read about Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East Working Group…