2023-24 Global Challenge Lecture Programme

Lecture featuring MADAR's Principal investigator Professor Mariangela Palladino

24 mai 2023

MADAR's Principal Investigator Professor Mariangela Palladino presented a lecture on 'Migration in the Maghreb, an interdisciplinary approach: MADAR's motley ' as part of the Keele Institute for Liberal Art and Sciences Global Challenge Lecture programme on 24 May 2023.

Abstract for the lecture (originally posted on the ILAS site here):

The Maghreb Action on Displacement and Rights (MADAR Arabic for 'path') is an international project which deploys an interdisciplinary approach to respond to the complex protection needs of displaced people in the Maghreb. While it is often assumed to be a region of emigration and transit (South-North), the Maghreb is an important migration hub with links to Africa, the Middle East and Europe, it is increasingly a destination, including for thousands of displaced people fleeing conflict and endemic poverty. As a consequence, Maghreb hosts a large number of vulnerable displaced people. Responding to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 (to promote peaceful and inclusive societies) MADAR aims to address challenges faced by displaced people across the Maghreb region. This lecture will focus on preliminary findings from the MADAR’s team through a range of case studies in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. It will provide insights into challenging field sites, the transformational role of creative methods to engage with research participants and their lived experiences in adverse and volatile socio-political contexts. 

You can watch the lecture in the video below.