April 3 Participant at International Studies Association pre-workshop on Conflict, Refugees and Forced Migration, San Francisco, USA.
May 3-4 Discussant at Interdisciplinary Workshop on Violence, Trauma and Refugees as a Consequence of the Arab Spring Uprisings, organised by the Institute of Law and Economics (ILE), Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Cairo, Egypt, and the Refugees and Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Center, Yarmouk University, Jordan.
June 21-23 Paper giver on Connecting the Dots: Understanding Human Mobility in an Era of Planetary Change. Conference Migration as a Global Challenge – Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Complex Field, organised by the Network for Global Migration Studies, Göttingen University.
June 25-26 Discussant and panelist at the workshop Forced Migration Processes: Trends, Concepts and Patterns, German Development Institute, Bonn.
July 16-21 Double panels I: Researchers and Migrants: Opening a critical discussion on their relationship and II: The Migration-Violence Nexus. Comparative Lessons from the Middle East (with André Bank and Hamza Safouane) at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) in Sevilla, Spain. Individual papers on Problematizing the language of crisis in migration studies and Migration and the conflict cycle.
August 22-25 Paper giver on Syrian forced migrants in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. A changing migration regime in the Syrian neighborhood. European Consortium for Political Research General Conference 2018, Hamburg University.
September 13-14 Discussant, AFK AK-Empirical Methods in Peace and Conflict Research, Conference “New Qualitative and Quantitative Data in Peace and Conflict Research“, GIGA Hamburg.
September 27-28 Workshop “Climate Change and Conflict”, organised by Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
November 15-16 Workshop “Natural Resources in the MENA Region – Building a Sustainable Future under Difficult Conditions“, GIGA Research Platform Middle East, Hamburg, Germany.
November 22-23 Kick-off workshop, EU Horizon2020 project “Migration Governance and Asylum Crises” (MAGYC), Université de Liège, Belgium.
November 27 Third Hamburg Workshop for Critical Migration Studies. Cooperation of Helmut-Schmidt-University (HSU), GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy Hamburg (IFSH), and Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS).
December 6-7 GIGA Global Transitions Conference on “Forced Migration in Global Perspective”, Hamburg, Germany.