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This year, for the first time ever, Oxford University’s renowned International Summer School in Forced Migration is going online! To meet growing international demand for the course and to remain available in the midst of the current pandemic, the school will be held twice online this year, once in July and once in September. Join us and a diverse group of participants from around the world as we take some of the best features of the Summer School and offer them in a new, financially accessible and shortened format.

The Refugee Studies Centre has always set the highest academic and pedagogic standards in all its research and teaching. The new Online School will offer a programme of study that is theoretically rigorous, empirically informed, and participatory. Participants will have early access to pre-recorded lectures and readings which will be followed by live online seminars and discussions. The School’s engaging academic content will be complemented by a range of social and networking opportunities for participants.

The Online School offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It enables people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the worlds of displaced people. The course combines Oxford’s tradition of academic excellence with a stimulating discussion-based method of teaching, learning and reflection. The Online School will cover subjects including: Conceptualising Forced Migration, The Moral Foundations of Refugeehood, International Law and Refugee Protection, and Future Directions in International Displacement, as well as a choice of optional modules. All the sessions will be run and organised by experts in the field of forced migration studies.

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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

Palestine Refugees and International Law

Friday, 23 July 2021 to Saturday, 24 July 2021 @ Online course

International Online School in Forced Migration

Monday, 20 September 2021 to Friday, 24 September 2021