Amman- 1 August 2018

On Sunday 29th of July 2018, the School of Applied Humanities and Languages- Department of Social work at the German Jordanian University (GJU), organized a seminar on (Palestine and Palestinian Refugees), in the presence of the president of GJU Prof. Manar Fayyad and Vice President Dr. Atef Kharabsheh.

The Seminar  came as part of the “Humanitarian Access: Pathways for Refugees from Transit to Safe Havens”​ project, which intends to create a platform for professional and intercultural exchange in the area of refugee protection between FHWS and the partnering institutions GJU, Yarmouk University and Lebanese University from the perspectives of social work, sociology and humanitarian logistics. 

The theme highlights the “Impact of exterritorialisation on transit countries”​, and based on it GJU conducted a seminar on  "Palestine & Palestinian Refugees" to introduce the participants to the Jordanian context, services, and initiatives targeting Syrian refugees, and elucidate Palestine cause, current implications, and Palestine Refugees.

The seminar which is funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through GJU’s  partner Wurzburg University of Applied Sciences, gathered academic researchers and activist, faculty and masters students from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Scotland, and Germany.

It consisted of a series of lectures to provide a historical context to the case of Palestine, Mandate of Palestine, and the plight of Palestinians from a human rights perspective.

Professors from King Hussain Foundation, University of Dundee, and the University of Jordan conducted the lectures during the seminar, in addition to Master’s student Anna Ott from Wurzburg University who presented her research that explores the perception of refugees from a legal and social perspective.