The driving concept behind much of jamiya.org ’s work is reconnecting displaced communities and networks. If one looks back 70 years to World War 2, and a comparable time of crisis, a similar process created University in Exile or École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in the New School in New York. But what should a University in Exile look like in the 21st century?
Networks, whether they are business, social or education do not disappear during conflict and displacement. They are disrupted: the institutional support or infrastructure on which the network relied upon is destroyed or dismantled during war. But the they exist before, during and after war.
At Jamiya we’re asking:
- how to make these networks more resilient before war;
- how to reconnect them during displacement by conflict; and
- how they can be re-established and contribute to reconstruction after conflict.