An Unsettled Future? Forced Migration and Refugee Studies in the 21st Century
Friday, 07 December 2007 to Saturday, 08 December 2007
Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
Hosted by Professor Roger Zetter and Dr Matthew J Gibney
This year the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford celebrates 25 years of pioneering research in the field of refugee and forced migration studies. In December 2007, as the culmination of its anniversary, the RSC held a two-day international conference dedicated to bringing scholars together to take stock of the state of research on refugee and forced migration movements. The conference considered, in particular, how refugee and forced migration studies have progressed in the years since the RSC’s inception and what contemporary challenges and future directions should inform the ongoing development of these areas of study. The first day of the conference was dedicated to Conceptualising the Fields of forced migration and refugee studies. The second day of the conference considered Key Future Research Areas in refugee and forced migration studies for the coming years.