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We Refugees: A multi-perspective panel discussion of Hannah Arendt’s essay

16:00 o'clock

Despite other topics’ currently dominating the news, forced migration continues to be one of the greatest challenges for the international community today. In her essay “We Refugees”, first published in the Menorah Journal in 1943, Hannah Arendt gives her account of what it meant to be a Jewish immigrant in the 1940s. She describes an experience of exclusionary violence that comes with the feeling of not belonging anywhere and the impossibility of finding one’s place in a society which does not show interest in one’s real story.

We will discuss how different disciplines can benefit from Arendt’s insights for addressing the challenges forced migration poses today together with


ItamarMann, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa

Sabah Carrim, Writer & Genocide Scholar, University of Texas

Farah Alfaisal, NOHA-Alumni, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


The discussion will take place via zoom on 25 February, 4pm (CET). You can register for the webinar here and find Hannah Arendt’s essay here.

Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict of the Ruhr University Bochum
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