CRS Seminar: Book Launch: The Syrian Exodus in Context (and launch of Syrian refugee archive for scholarly use)
Guest speaker: Nergis Canefe,
Associate Professor of Politics, Public Policy and Law, York University
This book examines the Syrian crisis and exodus by focusing on the experiences of the dispossessed rather than the recipient states.
The development of the online archive “Refugee Resettlement in Canada” was led by Professor Nergis Canefe with support from the York University Libraries, the Centre for Refugee Studies and York University Vice-Provost Academic Alice Pitt.
Professor Nergis Canefe(PhD & SJD) is a Turkish-Canadian scholar of international public law, politics and human rights. She has held posts in several European and Turkish Universities and is currently a faculty member at York University, Canada. She is an executive or board member of several international organizations related to forced migration, currently including IASFM. Her latest book are The Jewish Diaspora as a Paradigm (2014), Syrian Exodus in Context (2018) and Limits of Universal Jurisdiction: A Critical Analysis of Crimes against Humanity Legislation (forthcoming) and Transitional Justice: Critical Perspectives from the Global South (forthcoming). She is also a painter with several solo exhibits of her designs.