Limited places still available for Palestine short course and International Summer School – apply online today
A limited number of places are still available for the RSC short course on Palestine Refugees and International Law, taking place at the British Institute, Amman, Jordan, on 15-16 March 2013.
This two-day non-residential workshop, convened by Professor Dawn Chatty (RSC) and Professor Susan Akram (Boston University), places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engaged actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel).
The fee for this short course is £350 and includes a course pack of materials and refreshments (lunches, morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks). Please note that the programme qualifies for Continuing Professional Development with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (CPD SRA) in the United Kingdom.
Applications are also open for the International Summer School in Forced Migration taking place at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, 1-19 July 2013.
The summer school is aimed at mid-career or senior policy makers and practitioners involved with humanitarian assistance and policymaking for forced migrants. Participants typically include host government officials, intergovernmental and non-governmental agency personnel engaged in planning, administering and coordinating assistance. We also accept applications from researchers specialising in the study of forced migration.
The course fosters dialogue between participants working to improve the situation of refugees and other forced migrants. It provides the time and space for them to reflect on their experiences and to think critically about some of the aims and assumptions underlying their work. Over three weeks, around 70–80 participants from all over the world study together, take part in group activities and produce independent presentations. The course looks at the complex phenomenon of forced migration from a number of different angles. Beginning with reflection on the diverse ways of conceptualising forced migration, the course considers the political, legal and well being issues associated with contemporary displacement. Individual course modules also tackle a range of other topics, including globalisation and forced migration, and negotiating strategies in humanitarian situations.
The fee for 2013 is £3,220 (Pay by 31 March to qualify for a reduced fee of £3,050). This covers 19 nights’ bed-and-breakfast accommodation and all weekday lunches; all tuition; all course materials, including reading materials; and a range of social activities.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 1 May 2013