FFVT on point: Forced Migration in Afghanistan and Afghan Refugees in the Region

Virtual Panel Discussion

Ort / Datum
Online, 08.11.2021


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungpolitik (DIE), Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT), Netzwerk Fluchtforschung.

Forced Migration and Refugee Studies in conversation

In August 2021, the rapid breakdown of the Afghan government and the subsequent takeover by the Taliban surprised many people in Germany, in the USA, and in allied countries. In the preceding months and after the government collapse, the situation of forced migrants in Afghanistan and Afghan refugees in the region has further deteriorated due to a persisting fragile and complex situation. Therefore, FFVT on point takes up the issue to discuss and assess the current situation together with academics and practitioners.

With this event, the cooperation project “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer” (FFVT) introduces its new discussion format FFVT on point. The format will serve as an irregularly recurring platform to discuss current issues of public relevance in forced migration and refugee studies. The objective is to engage in dialogues between researchers, actors from politics, public administration, media, and the public to contribute to a more evidence-based social and political debate on forced migration and refugees. 



  • Mojib Atal (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Muhammad Mudassar Javed (Society for Human Rights and Prisoners' Aid [SHARP], Pakistan)
  • Dr. Sibel Karadağ (Kadir Has University, Turkey)
  • Dr Katja Mielke (BICC)
  • Dr Hidayet Siddikoglu (billim Research and Social Studies, Afghanistan)



  • Prof Dr Conrad Schetter (BICC)

About FFVT

FFVT aims to strengthen interdisciplinary research on refugees and forced migration in Germany. To this end, the cooperation project brings together research on migration, development, conflict and violence, climate change, health, governance and human rights and other topics. Thereby, FFVT supports the networking of institutions and researchers working on the topic of forced migration and refugees as well as the dialogue between academia, practitioners, the media and politics. FFVT partner institutes are the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC), the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen Nuremberg (CHREN, University of Erlangen Nuremberg), the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE, Bonn) and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS, Osnabrück University) and it is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


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Datum / Uhrzeit

08.11.2021 / 13:30 - 15:00



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Merlin Flaig


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This is a public event. Interested participants are invited to join the discussion via the following link:

FFVT on point: Forced Migration in Afghanistan and Afghan Refugees in the Region
Monday, 8 Nov, 2021 13:30 – 15:00 | (UTC+02:00)
Meeting number: 2741 292 1086
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