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Complex emergencies can result in movements of populations, widespread malnutrition, disease, mental illness, suffering and other outcomes that trigger humanitarian responses from a wide range of national and international actors. This two day short course presents critical examination of the normative frameworks for humanitarian responses in addressing the health and well-being of populations in complex emergencies. Alternative approaches to complex emergencies are also presented and assessed.

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    Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

    The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. It is held each year in Michaelmas term.

    Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

    The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held in Trinity term. It is named after Professor Elizabeth Colson, a renowned anthropologist.

    Public Seminar Series

    Each term the RSC holds a series of public seminars, held on Wednesday evenings at Queen Elizabeth House. Click here for details of forthcoming seminars.

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    Forthcoming events

    Digital labour platforms and migration: making of commoditised workers

    Tuesday, 07 February 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

    The digital border and its techno-symbolic assemblages of power

    Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

    Asylum, digital surveillance and platform power

    Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

    Virtual borders: human rights and the fluid subject of algorithmic governance

    Thursday, 02 March 2023, 12pm to 1pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

    Palestine Refugees and International Law

    Friday, 10 March 2023 to Saturday, 11 March 2023 @ University of Macedonia, Egnatia 156, Thessaloniki 546 36, Greece

    CANCELLED - Recognising Refugees | RSC Conference 2023

    Monday, 20 March 2023 to Tuesday, 21 March 2023 @ Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PG