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In April 2002, nearly 30 experts from around the world, with various professional backgrounds, attended a five-day conference in the Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan. The aim of this follow-up conference was to stimulate an open and frank discourse relating to the current impact of wildlife conservation on the lives and livelihoods of Mobile Indigenous Peoples, who generally inhabit remote and marginal areas. After intensive debate, in which contrasting perspectives were offered, common ground was successfully developed around an agreed statement – the Dana Declaration on Mobile Peoples and Conservation.

The Declaration is an attempt to forge a new partnership between conservationists and Mobile Indigenous Peoples in order to ensure that future conservation policies and programmes help maintain the earth's ecosystems, species and genetic diversity while respecting the rights of indigenous and traditional communities. It sets out five principles for promoting this new approach to conservation based on respect for human rights, partnership and collaborative management.

For full details visit: www.danadeclaration.org

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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

Gender and humanitarian representations of Syrian refugees during displacement

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Refugeedom’s subjects and subjectivities

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Refugee entrepreneurship and gender paradoxes

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

A refugee-led study on refugee-led organisations

Wednesday, 03 November 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ via Zoom

African migration, human rights and literature

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ Location TBC