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Yasmine El Hamamsy - Podcast 3: Interview with Lia Syed

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In this podcast I interview the wonderful Executive Director of MSRI, Lia Syed. In this Lia speaks about MSRI and its creation, its relationship with the Malaysian government and shares a few thoughts on the rhetoric surrounding asylum-seekers in public realms.

This is a short excerpt of our discussion, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!

Thank you for listening!!

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Yasmine El Hamamsy - Blog 4: An International Education

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Since I have been at MSRI, my main role has been acting as a kind of administrative assistant to the Sahabat Support Centre School (SSC) and the School Manager. I print books, make curriculums, make student lists, help organize activities, and educational support to address student needs. By far though, the most wonderful parts of the position are the frequent visits next door to the school itself.

Yasmine El-Hamamsy - Blog 3: Creating Opportunity

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My previous blog posts have been a relatively narrow, and almost simplified, discussion of the status of illegality that an individual might be subjected to. In this, I have critiqued the national and international systems in place that work against individuals who are displaced or seeking refuge, and inhibit them from accessing certain rights, freedoms, and opportunities. Sidelined in my own discussion, though, are the ways that people are actively working against this system.  

Yasmine El-Hamamsy - Blog 2: The Globalized Bottleneck

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My second blog post discusses the UNHCR's system of processing and admitting refugees. It also discusses some interactions between asylum-seekers, the UNHCR and the Malaysian state. Thanks for reading! Any feedback and advice would be the most welcome.

Yasmine El-Hamamsy - Podcast 2: Some Perspective from Inside the System

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Hello all!

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Yasmine El-Hamamsy - Blog 1: The Privilege of Legality

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In my first blog post I begin to discuss my own position as a legal body in Malaysia and some of the inconsistencies that come with categorizing humans in abstract terms of legality.

Yasmine El-Hamamsy - Podcast 1: Interview with Jordan Konyk

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For my first podcast I interviewed my fellow CAPI intern, Jordan Konyk, who is headed to Dhaka, Bangladesh for his upcoming placement with the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU).

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