• Conference: “The sovereignty of the Sahrawi people over their natural resources” – 15 November 2019 – Medicis Room at the Palais du Luxembourg
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    Chaired by: Mrs Christine Prunaud, Senator with the support of the Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Republic has the honour to invite you: Friday, November 15, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 6 pm Salle Médicis - Palais du Luxembourg, 15 rue de Vaugirard - 75006 Paris Theme: The sovereignty of the Sahrawi people over...

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  • Conference: “Western Sahara facing security challenges in the region” – Friday, June 28, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m at national council
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    Conference "Western Sahara facing security challenges in the region" - Friday, June 28, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Salle Lamartine - Immeuble Jacques Chaban-Delmas - 101 rue de l'Université, Paris Chaired by: Mr Jean-Paul LECOQ, Member of Parliament, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Study Group on Western...

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  • Conference – ECAS2019. Africa: Connections and Disruptions Edinburgh, June 11-14 2019
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    ECAS annual Conference: 12 & 13, june 2019 in Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies is hosting the 8th European Conference on African Studies, Europe’s largest and most international conference with an African focus. It takes place in the University's central campus from June 11-14 and is organised on behalf of the...

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  • New Film – In the devil’s garden by Pavel Borecký (2018)
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    Borecký, Pavel (director). In the Devil's garden, 2018, 25 minutes. Produced by the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern Synopsis: Film shot in the Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, in southwest Algeria. The film situates the viewer within a makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria. Drifting between feeding and waiting,...

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  • New video : Insights from Carlos Ruiz Miguel on the EU-Morocco agreements
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    A new module is available on the Observatory's website! 5 minutes for 1 question The first video deals with the agreements between the European Union and Morocco on the natural resources of Western Sahara: available here (french or Spanish). To shed light on this issue, we called on Carlos Ruiz Miguel. Professor of Constitutional Law...

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  • Post-Doctoral Contract Offers: CAPSAHARA Project (ERC-StG-716467)
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    CAPSAHARA project: Critical Approaches to Politics, Social Activism and Islamic Militancy the Western Saharan Region (European Research Council STG-716467-2016) This project proposes an analysis of the reconfigurations established in the socio-political vocabulary of the western Saharan region from the “post-empire” to the contemporary period. The project is interdisciplinary, drawing from the social sciences, including anthropology,...

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  • New publication: Silenced Resistance: Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea – Joanna Allan
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    Reference: Johanna Allan, 2019, Silenced Resistance - Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea, University of Wisconsin Press, 360 pp Spain’s former African colonies—Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara—share similar histories. Both are under the thumbs of heavy-handed regimes, and are known by human rights organizations as being among the worst places in...

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  • International conference, University of Picardy Jules Verne (Amiens), 27-28 May 2019 : Western Sahara – News on an old issue.
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    International and multidisciplinary symposium: Western Sahara - Topicality of an old question. Date: Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 May 2019 Address: Logis du Roy, Square Jules Bocquet, Amiens Scientific direction: Marjorie Beulay - University of Picardy Jules Vernes To register please contact Marjorie Beulay: marjorie.beulay@u-picardie.fr Two days of conferences, debates and round tables on different...

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  • Conference: 10 April 2019 from 17:30 to 19:30 – Islam, social justice and political life in the contemporary Saharan West
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    Conference: Islam, social justice and political life in the contemporary Western Sahara April 10, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Emile Durkheim Amphitheatre, Sorbonne, Université Paris-Descartes, 1 rue Victor Cousin 75005 Paris Visiting Professor at EHESS: Yahya El Beraa (University of Nouackchott Al-Aasriya) Securable Chair of the Institute of Islamic Studies and...

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  • Conference-debate, University of Angers, April 9, 2019 at 18h: Spanish-speaking Poetry of Western Sahara
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    Saharawi poetry and exile - Otman FDILI Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 18 to 20h at the House of Research G. Tillion, Germaine Tillion amphitheater. Oral literature, as an integral part of the Saharawi culture, deals not only with poems, proverbs and music, but also with history, descontes and other artistic expressions. Poetry, the...

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