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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

    University of Sanctuary Fair, Part 1: University of Oxford as a University of Sanctuary

    Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 2pm to 6pm @ Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Walton St, Oxford OX1 2HB

    Humanitarian extractivism: the digital transformation past, present, future

    Wednesday, 08 May 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

    Film screening and discussion: Missing in Brooks County

    Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 5pm to 7pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

    Forced Migration on Film: A Conversation with Marc Isaacs | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2024

    Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, 56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

    Book launch: The Politics of Crisis-Making: Forced Displacement and Cultures of Assistance in Lebanon

    Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

    Skilled worker visas for refugees – a qualitative evaluation of the UK’s Displaced Talent Mobility Pilot

    Wednesday, 05 June 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB