Category Archives: Engagements & Events

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 Advertisements

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SAVE THE DATE: The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC)

Theme: Building Communities, Changing Discourses Date: October 27–29, 2016 Location: Minneapolis I will be presenting a paper entitled: “Citizenship and Statelessness: The Adoptee as Citizen, Denizen, Alien”.

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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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The 9th Biennial Adoption Initiative Conference

Theme: Myth and Reality in Adoption: Transforming Practice Through Lessons Learned Date: June 9–11, 2016 Location: Montclair State University, New Jersey I will be presenting a paper entitled: “Citizenship and Statelessness: The Adoptee as Citizen, Denizen, Alien”; schedule to be … Continue reading

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Register now! | #AIC2016

We actively seek proposals which address issues related to transforming practice in adoption. Ideally such proposals will be designed to have a positive impact on those individuals, families, and communities affected by adoption. This Call for Papers is specifically aimed at adoption professionals, researchers, scholars, clinicians, educators, social workers, activists, allies, and graduate students. 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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Session 2.5: Class and Children

The How Class Works Conference [link to conference web site] took place at SUNY/Stonybrook on June 5, 2014. I presented a paper entitled: “The Class-Based Roots of Adoption and Adoption Mythology”, on the session panel called “Class and Children”.

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