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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New RSC director: Professor Alexander Betts

Professor Alexander Betts took up the post of Director of the Refugee Studies Centre in October 2014. Professor Betts is Leopold Muller Associate Professor in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and Director of the Humanitarian Innovation Project at the RSC. His research focuses on the international politics of asylum, migration and humanitarianism with a geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. The RSC directorship runs on a three-yearly cycle, rotating among senior academic staff of the Centre: Professor Betts succeeds Professor Dawn Chatty.

2014 Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

On 5 November 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal of Jordan presented the RSC's 2014 Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture, focusing on 'Forced Migration to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Burden or Boon'. The communities comprising modern Jordan have a long history as refugee hosts, and HRH Princess Basma bint Talal examined the ways in which former refugee communities - Circassian, Chechen and Armenian - had integrated in Jordan, and how policies that engage and include refugee communities can have positive outcomes for both sides, creating peaceful and productive coexistence. Listen to the podcast of the lecture at http://tinyurl.com/RSC-HBIecture2014

International Summer School in Forced Migration

6-24 July 2015, Oxford

The RSC's International Summer School offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. The three-week course combines the very best of Oxford University's academic excellence with a stimulating and participatory method of critical learning and reflection. The Summer School is intended for a) mid-career and senior policymakers and practitioners involved with humanitarian assistance and policy making for forced migrants, and b) researchers specialising in the study of forced migration. For more information, see www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/study/international-summer-school

Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015

The second annual Humanitarian Innovation Conference (#HIP2015) will be held on 17-18 July 2015 in Oxford.

The theme of this year's conference is 'Facilitating Innovation'. For more information plus call for papers, visit www. …

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