The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) was founded in 1982 and is part of the Oxford Department of International Development. Our mission is to build knowledge and understanding of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.Find out more
Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata (2016), Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development, Oxford University Press.
Alexander Betts and Will Jones, (2016), Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism, Cambridge University Press.
Cathryn Costello, (2015), The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law, Oxford University Press.
Tom Scott-Smith, (2016), Humanitarian dilemmas in a mobile world, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 35 (2), 1–21.
Safe country? Says who?
Cathryn Costello, (2016), International Journal of Refugee Law, 28 (4), 601 - 622
The Common European Asylum System – Where did it all go wrong?
Cathryn Costello and Minos Mouzourakis, (2016), The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development
Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata, (2016)
Refugee economies in Kenya: preliminary study in Nairobi and Kakuma camp
Naohiko Omata, (2016), RSC Working Paper Series, 120
Research in Brief: Informal versus Formal Infrastructure: Energy and water systems in the Kakuma refugee camps, Kenya
Cory Rodgers and Louise Bloom, (2016), Research in Brief 5
The ‘humanitarian smuggling’ of refugees: criminal offence or moral obligation?
Rachel Landry, (2016), RSC Working Paper Series, 119
The Transnational Middle East: People, Places, Borders
Leïla Vignal (editor), (2016)
Palestine Refugees and International Law, 10-11 March 2017, Amman, Jordan
International Summer School in Forced Migration, 2-14 July 2017, Oxford
Understanding Turkey's policy towards Syrian refugees: unpacking national and local level politics
Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1pm to 2pm
Syria and its refugees: a historical perspective
Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5pm to 6.30pm
Interpretation of the right to family reunification of unaccompanied asylum seeking children under international law
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 1pm to 2pm
Divided by a shared agenda: the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 5pm to 6.30pm
Nationality and Statelessness in the International Law of Refugee Status
Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12.30pm to 2pm
"I had to build my way again": an anthropological exploration of struggles to build good lives in the face of war among Syrian refugee youth in Amman
Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 1pm to 2pm
From Fortress Europe to Sanctuary Europe
Podcasts are available for this Refugee Week conference with Oxford City of Sanctuary, the national City of Sanctuary movement, and the British Red Cross.
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002