Statelessness and Exclusion Podcast #6 State Formation
The State Formation episode by guest speakers Shahd Qannam and Areej Al-Shammiry, explores the roots of the idea of “nation” and the process of state formation. Statelessness dates back to the emergence of nation states and state formation in general. Some examples of where this has occurred is in Kuwait with the Bidoon community, and in Israel with the Palestinians. The guest speakers discuss the idea of borders and its artificial role in “protecting” nation states.
Shahd Qannam is a Palestinian activist and researcher, currently working on her PhD in Law at the City Law School, City, University of London. Shahd is also a programme officer at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.
Areej Al-Shammiry is a researcher and a community activist. She researches, writes, advocates and consults on statelessness. Her work is inspired by post/de-colonial, Marxist, abolitionist, Indigenous and anti-racist feminist frameworks.
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