POSTPONED: Afghan Refugees: Drivers, Challenges, Solutions
Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely.
Afghan Refugees: Drivers, Challenges, Solutions
Naysan’s primary research interests surround the nature of social relations in conflict-affected and transitional contexts. This includes not only research on ethnicity, religious affiliation and gender, but also examination of processes of social cohesion and peacebuilding. In 2016, he published an article entitled ‘The Evolution of Ethnicity Theory: Intersectionality, Geopolitics and Development’ that discusses the development of, and potential new frontiers of research in, ethnicity theory. Naysan is currently preparing his PhD as a book and a series of journal articles, whilst also preparing a special issue of Iranian Studies that focuses on contemporary manifestations of identity in Afghanistan.
Naysan has previously worked for non-governmental organizations and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan, Jordan and Iraq conducting research and providing technical advice. His work has focused on poverty reduction, community development, gender, and issues pertaining to social inclusion. Naysan currently works with UN’s Crisis Bureau in New York delivering policy and practical guidance on support to governments in fragile and conflict-affected settings.