Call for Seminar Papers: Palestinian Refugees in the Arab World: Realities and Prospects
Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, in collaboration with the Palestinian Return Centre in London, is organising a research seminar entitled “Palestinian Refugees in the Arab World: Realities and Prospects” in Doha on Saturday and Sunday, 14 – 15 April (Satursay and Sunday) 2012. The organising committee calls on experts and those interested in participating in the event to present working papers addressing one of the topics listed under the themes below.
Seminar Themes 1. Palestinian Refugees: Roots, Realities and the Future a. Historical origins and context of the Palestinian refugee issue; b. International initiatives to solve the refugee problem; c. The Arab initiative and prospects for the Arab vision of the right of return. 2. International Legal Concerns and Rights on the Refugee Issue a. The issue of refugees and international law; b. The UNRWA crisis and Arab and international efforts concerning Palestinian refugees. 3. Conditions of Palestinian Refugees in the Arab World a. Legislation in Arab countries concerning Palestinian refugees; b. Political and social conditions of Palestinian refugees in the Arab world. 4. The Arab Revolutions and the Refugee Issue a. A political reading of the Arab revolutions and their influence on the Palestinian situation in general; b. The impact of the Arab revolutions on the Palestinian internal situation and on Palestinian refugees in diaspora; c. The potential impact of Arab political changes on the refugee issue and the right of return; d. Palestinian youth and the Arab revolutions, using marches for return as a model. 5. State and the Right of Return a. Recognition of the Palestinian state and/or the Jewishness of the State of Israel and its impacts on the right of return.