Category Archives: Engagements & Events

10th Biennial Adoption Initiative Conference

The Adoption Initiative Conference (I am on the planning committee) is happy to announce the dates for its upcoming virtual conference: Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2022. The theme for the conference is: The Evolution of Adoption Practice: … Continue reading

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Graphic Liberation! A conversation with Josh MacPhee

From the web site for the Justseeds Artists’ Co-operative: This conversation I had with Daniel Drennan ElAwar (from Jamaa Al-Yad Artists’ Collective) took place over zoom on September 29th, 2021. It is part of an ongoing series of conversations I’ve … Continue reading

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Intercountry Adoption: An Invisible Narrative of War

Badael-Alternatives (@badael_alternat) is pleased to invite you to its conference: “Intercountry Adoption: A Narrative of War”. The Conference will be held: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at the Padova Hotel, Sin el Fil, Beirut. The conference’s aim is … Continue reading

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Resisting Extirpation: Revolutionary Adoption Activism

The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) Conference this year will feature sessions of The Adoption Initiative, which is usually a separate conference. I’ve been to both conferences in the past, have worked on the planning committee … Continue reading

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Fellowship Lecture: Citizen, Denizen, Alien

Adoption via Lebanon: Practices of Extirpation and Their Impact on Kinship, Community, Identity, and Citizenship Presented under the gracious auspices of The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut

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Citizen, Denizen, Alien: Lecture • Film Screening

The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at AUB presents: A fellowship lecture on the topic of adoption via Lebanon by Daniel Drennan, followed by a screening of the film Memory: Unknown, which documents those adopted via Lebanon to Scandinavia and their … Continue reading

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Narratives of Hope: #MalcolmX

In sponsorship with CASAR, the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, the Arab Studies Institute, the Arts and Humanities Initiative and the English Department at the American University of Beirut, a panel discussion “Narratives of Hope” discussing Malcolm X … Continue reading

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الذاكرة : مجهولة | Memory: Unknown (film screening)

Badael/Alternatives presents: Origins Café A monthly venue for the discussion of issues related to all those separated from their origins.

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حبل صرّة | Umbilical Cord (theater performance)

Badael/Alternatives presents: حبل صرّة | Umbilical Cord Testimonies from the world of forced separation. After more than a century, the wars are still going on. Featuring the photography of Samer Mohdad.

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#MalcolmX Returns to #AUB

51 years after his last visit, on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Malcolm X returns to speak again in Beirut. Then he was denied speaking rights at the American University of Beirut. This time he is welcomed.

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