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Repercussions of Middle Eastern sectarian conflicts beyond the Middle East

Workshop in the SWAR series

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Friday 5 October 2018,  at 09:00 - 15:15



09:00 Arrival

09:15-09:45 Presentation of the SWAR-project, its members and their research


Paulo Pinto (UFF, Rio de Janeiro) “Reshaping the Syrian Diaspora: The Syrian-Lebanese in Brazil and the Syrian Uprising”

Mara Leichtman (Michigan State University) “Not Everything Is Sectarianism: Reflections on Shi‘i Identity in West Africa”


Elvire Corboz (Edinburgh), “Shi‘i Discourses on Islamic Unity in the UK: Reconfiguring Majority-Minority Relations within Islam”

13:30-15:00 Lene Kühle (Aarhus), “Sunni-Shi’i Relations in Denmark: The little brother in front?”

Uzair Ahmed (Oslo) “Living Research: - Studying Sectarianism in Norway as an Insider”

15:15. Wrapping up.

Sponsored by the Danish Institute in Damascus and the Danish Research Council Project “SWAR – Sectarianism in the Wake of the Arab Revolts”.

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