Join us for an evening of thought-provoking lectures by experts in the fields of human rights and humanitarianism, followed by an opportunity to network. You will hear from:
- Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, University of Jordan - The Qur'an, Indigenous Rights, and the Land of Canaan: An AntiColonial Muslim Reading
- Dr Katharina Lenner, University of Bath - Bridging humanitarian and development agendas - lessons from the Jordan Compact
The event will be in English. Light refreshments will follow the lectures.
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Learn about Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development
This public event is a taster for the University of Bath's MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development, to which current students have been invited to attend.
This master’s is a part-time, distance-learning course with residentials (two in Bath and an optional residential in Amman, Jordan), allowing students to continue working alongside their studies. It aims to develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crisis and enhance skills in peace-building and humanitarian response. Students will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster.
Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla is Assistant Professor in the School of International Studies at the University of Jordan, where he teaches on the human rights programme. He has a doctorate in modern Islamic thought from the University of Oxford. Dr Rahemtulla's work focuses on how religion can be (re)interpreted as a liberating force to address contexts of injustice and marginalisation. He is the author of Qur'an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam.
Dr Katharina Lenner is a political scientist researching the politics of development and (forced) migration policy between the Arab World and Europe. While her PhD work focused on the poverty reduction policies in Jordan, she has recently become interested in policies addressing refugees as labour market participants. This has included looking at the role of donors in promoting these policies, the contradictions they encounter, and the manifold effects they have on the ground.