Media and lectures
9 January 2023Lecture for the Exhibition From Evin with Love
Halleh Ghorashi on the 14th of October 2022. The timing of the exhibition Evin with Love1 at ISS fits in so well with what is going on in Iran at this moment. The outrage and bravery in...
17 February 2021Conference Call on Engaged Scholarship & COVID-19
In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has become a global pandemic. In the meantime, millions of people have become infected, and even more have been impacted by the socio-economic measures taken to...
19 January 2021Podcast "Narratives of Change" - Episode #2 - The story of Younes Younes and Halleh Ghorashi
Today, we listen to the stories of Younes Younes and Halleh Ghorashi. How did they experience the Dutch social and political atmosphere? What role has engaged scholarship played in their...
on the 14th of October 2022.
The timing of the exhibition Evin with Love1 at ISS fits in so well with what is going on in Iran at this moment. The outrage and bravery in Iran currently is distinctive in many ways:
In 2022, AmCham is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a year full of celebratory and notable events. Leading up to the big anniversary event of January 26, AmCham will host a series of (breakfast) sessions in collaboration with the content partners of the 60th Anniversary Celebration.
Halleh Ghorashi (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Jeroen Kluck (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and Hergen Spits (University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC) will receive the Impact Award 2021 this year. Every year the Impact Award is presented to renowned researchers or research groups who make a meaningful contribution to society.
In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has become a global pandemic. In the meantime, millions of people have become infected, and even more have been impacted by the socio-economic measures taken to contain the pandemic. While the virus itself does not discriminate based on age, race, income, or immigration status, these categories still determine who is more likely to get infected, recover or die from the virus, as well as be most impacted by the socio-economic measures taken to contain it.
Today, we listen to the stories of Younes Younes and Halleh Ghorashi. How did they experience the Dutch social and political atmosphere? What role has engaged scholarship played in their lives? And, how can engaged scholarship contribute to addressing issues in regard to the inclusion and exclusion of refugees in society?
VU professor of Diversity and Integration Halleh Ghorashi (1962) fled from Iran as a political refugee and settled down in The Netherlands. She takes a stand against the negative portrayal of refugees and migrants and fights for diversity and inclusion, at both a societal and corporate level. Her own experiences have always played a big part in the research she eventually went on to conduct.
TedX: The Changed Conditions of Critical Thinking
TEDxAUCollege talk: The Changed Conditions of Critical Thinking
ECRE (European Council of Refugees and Exiles) interview related to the keynote address provided during the ECRE conference in the Hague: Refugees’ integration should start from the very beginning of a stay in a new country.
“It breaks my heart when I think that I had a chance to be successful and to rebuild a life, but I could be them, and they could me, if there was a different time and a different place.”
The Daily Show på persisk
Een journalistiek artikel door Mette Hedemand Soltoft in Weekendavisen (Deense krant): “The Daily Show på persisk” op basis van het wetenschappelijk artikel: Ghorashi, H. and F.K. Boersma (2009). The ‘Iranian Diaspora’ and the New Media From Political Action to Humanitarian Help.Development and Change, 40(4): 667-691.
Journal of Anthropology
Paradoxes of transnational space and local activism: Iranians organizing across borders. (with Nayereh Tavakoli) Verschenen in Focaal-European Journal of Anthropology 47(2006): 90-112.