Magazine article Forced Migration Review

News from the Refugee Studies Centre

Magazine article Forced Migration Review

News from the Refugee Studies Centre

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Workshop: South-South Humanitarianism in Contexts of Forced Displacement

Saturday 6 October 2012 : Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

This workshop will provide a space for critical reflection upon the various histories, modes of operation and implications of diverse 'alternative' models of humanitarian action. Such critical analysis is particularly important given increasing governmental and UN interest in Southern-led humanitarianism fora variety of financial and political reasons. For more details The workshop is convened by Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh who is leading a new research project at the RSC focusing on the same subject:

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2012

Wednesday 7 November 2012, 5pm : Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford

This year's Harrell-Bond Lecture will be given by Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Co-Director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Details at

30th Anniversary Conference: Understanding Global Refugee Policy

6-7 December 2012 : St Anne's College, Oxford

On the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Refugee Studies Centre, this two-day conference will bring together academics, policymakers, practitioners, advocates and displaced people to reflect upon the processes through which global public policy on refugees, internally displaced persons, statelessness, human trafficking and other areas of forced migration is made. More details at For conference enquiries please email

New research project: Humanitarian Innovation Project

Launched in July 2012, the Humanitarian Innovation Project will explore the emerging and under-researched way in which product and process innovation can be and is being harnessed to transform the nature of refugee protection. In particular, it will examine the actual and potential ways in which innovation, technology and the private sector can transform tbe nature of refugee protection, with a particular focus on protracted refugee situations where refugees have often been dependent on humanitarian assistance fora number of years. …

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