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Climate Factor


Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak, Population geography and demography at Universität Wien

Date / Venue: Thu, 15 March 2018, 7:00 pm; AAI, Clubraum (ground floor)

Climate change is seen in public debate as an increasingly major factor of migration. In connection with the Arab Spring, the war in Syria and the terrorist insurgency Boko Haram in Nigeria, climate change also plays an important role for migrating. But is this simple causal explanation enough to explain such a multi-faceted and multicausal phenomenon as migration? Does climate change really cause global migration or is the overemphasis on climate misleading and distracting from the actual immediate causes of conflict?

A joint event by: AAI Salzburg, Südwind Salzburg, Uni Salzburg, department social and economic geography

Children, Career and Quran


Date / Venue: Thu, 22 March 2018, 3:00 to 6:00 pm; AAI, Study room (2nd floor)

Workshop leader: Dudu Kücükgöl (Economics teacher and activist)

Around 700000 Muslim women and men live in Austria. Muslim lifestyle, culture and religious practices are unknown and unfamiliar to many no-Muslims. This is why unreflected associations and prejudices arise. Through the hijab-debate we are shown that Muslim women are oppressed, not free or independent and that they are not interested in education or in women’s rights. This workshop offers the participants the opportunity to immerse in the diverse lifestyle of Austrian Muslim women aside from the media coverage.  

More Head than Jihab


Speakers:  Amani Abuzahra (Expert on adult education and teacher of intercultural pedagogy and philosophy), Haliema Mocevic (clinical psychologist and health psychologist), Dudu Kücükgöl (economics teacher and activist)

Date / Venue: Thu, 22 March 2018, 7:00 pm; AAI, Clubraum (ground floor)

The different realities of Muslims in Austria are not accessible to everyone. On the contrary, a distorted image, which little has to do with Muslim women’s self-perception, circulates, and is being widespread. This book aims to capture the variety of stories instead of the monotonous, continuously repeated clichés. Muslim women tell their own stories and create new narratives in challenging times. This book offers space for own experiences and points of view and a necessary critical internal reflection about the Muslim discourse. For a new generation guided by women.

A joint event by: AAI Salzburg, Katholische Hochschulgemeinde, Gendup, Katholische Frauenbewegung, MJÖ – Muslimische Jugend Österreich,Friedensbüro, Theologie Interkulturell

Dancing at the weekend


Instructor: DJ Jhonny (Latino Mio)

Date/venue: Fri, 23 March, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, AAI, Study room (2nd Floor)

Contribution: 20 Euro / 15 Euro Students or SN Card holders

Latino Mio takes you deep into the world of Cuban Salsa, Kizomba, and Bachata! Dance with swing and hot rhythms on a relaxed weekend. During the intensive dance workshop you will learn the basic step combinations and individual figures. No previous experience or dance partner is required and after the workshop, it is possible to take part in one of the regular Salsa courses that Latino Mio offers.

A joint event by: AAI Salzburg, Latino Mio



Instructress: Nayana Bhat (contemporary dancer)

Date/venue: Mon, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, starting on 12 March until 25 June 2018. AAI, Study room (2nd Floor)

Contribution: 95 Euro / 79 Euro Students or SN Card holders

The Indian film industry has made this classical dance more and more popular worldwide. In Bharatanatyam, elements like rhythm, melody, abstract and expressive dance are joined together with feelings. Every dance position and every step is mathematically calculated and exactly set. Each eye and finger position has a special meaning. Now there is the one-time opportunity to learn this millennial dance stile in Salzburg, which is one of the most perfect forms of art in India.

In English and German.


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