Humanitarianism and Forced Migration: Crises, Constraints, and Opportunities
Wednesday, 06 July 2016, 5pm to 6.30pm
Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB
Hosted by Refugee Studies Centre
This panel discussion at the Refugee Studies Centre will consider the future of humanitarian action in the context of forced migration. Drawing on a collection of papers published in the latest edition of Refugee Survey Quarterly, the presentations will begin with three members of staff from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sharing their experiences and reflections on the challenges aid workers face when responding to human movement. Respondents will address the political and legal implications of humanitarian action, the prospects for humanitarian principles, and the relationship between aid and border regimes. The event will be held in Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB.
Tom Scott-Smith (Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, University of Oxford)
Linn Biörklund (Humanitarian Affairs Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre Amsterdam)
Hernan del Valle (Head of Advocacy and Operational Communications, Médecins Sans Frontières, Operational Centre Amsterdam)
Ioanna Kotsioni (Victims of Torture Project Coordinator, Médecins Sans Frontières Greece).
Cathryn Costello (Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law, University of Oxford)
Jeff Crisp (TBC) (Former Head of Policy Development and Evaluation at UNHCR and Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford)