January 13-14 Why people flee, lecture at conference “Why People Flee. Understanding the Links and Fighting the Causes”, ako Stuttgart.
January 26 Climate Change, Migration and Conflict. Lecture at the University of Erfurt, Colloquium of the Center for Political Practices and Orders (C2PO).
March 6-10 Erasmus+ teaching exchange with the Center for Peace Studies, Arctic University of Tromsø.
March 29 The Humanitarian Situation of Forced Migrants in and around Syria. Presentation, Leadership Academy of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg.
April 20-21 Beyond Climate Migration. International conference, Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University, Istanbul. Co-organiser and paper giver.
May 12-14 Exploring Populism. Mercator-IPC Fellowship Alumni Retreat, Büyükada, Istanbul.
June 1-2 Human Mobility in the Anthropocene. International conference, Universität Hamburg, funded by CliSAP. Co-organiser.
June 29 The Global North’s Responsibility for Migration Movements. Working Group “Mit Sicherheit mehr Sicherheit?”, Leopoldina, Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Hamburg.
July 7-13 CASCADE regional stakeholder workshops, Amman/Ramallah/Tel Aviv.
September 18-19 CASCADE conceptual workshop, Tübingen.
October 10-13 Fasttrack Seminar, Schloss Marbach, cohorte of 2016-18.
November 1-3 The Long Way From the Margins to Citizenship. The Syrian Crisis in Turkey. “The Politics of Reception: Syria’s Neighborhood as a Social Field”, GIGA IMES / LAU Research Platform Conference, Beirut, Lebanon.
November 6-9 CASCADE regional stakeholder workshop, Dead Sea.
November 9-12 Dispelling Misconceptions about Global Environmental Change in Pre-Revolutionary Syria. “Mediterranean(s) in the Making: Perceptions and Realities”, 3rd Turkish-German Frontiers of Social Science Symposium 2017 (TUGFOSS), organised by Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Stiftung Mercator and Koç University.
December 4 Transdisciplinarity – the Way Forward for Peace and Conflict Studies? Lecture as part of the Center for Conflict Studies’ lecture series, Philipps-University Marburg, with Dr. Cordula Dittmer (FU Berlin).
December 6 Environmentally-induced migration in pre-revolutionary Syria. The myth of the Syrian ‘climate war’. Lecture as part of lectures series Guests, Brothers in Faith, Troublemakers? Conflict and Migration between Turkey and Syria. In cooperation with GIGA Hamburg and TürkeiEuropaZentrum, Universität Hamburg.
December 12 Forced Migration as a challenge to neo-colonial strategies of power. Workshop “Migrants Agency: Key to a better understanding of human mobility”, Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, Germany.
December 15 Workshop “Refugee experience of Violence”, organised by the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) as part of the BMBF-project “Flight: Research and Transfer”. University of Osnabrück.