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This two-day short course places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engage actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel).

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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

Migration and the politics of transgression: a historical perspective

Tuesday, 06 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

The 'local turn', 'hybridity', and 'friction' in refugee governance: an ethnography of Refugee-Led Organizations (RLOs) in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Wednesday, 07 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Music Room, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB