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Public Seminar Series Michaelmas term 2020

Series convenors: Professor Matthew J Gibney and Professor Tom Scott-Smith

About the speaker

Nick van Hear is a senior researcher at COMPAS. With a background in anthropology and development studies, he works on forced migration, conflict, development, diaspora, transnationalism and related issues, and has field experience in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, North America and Europe.

Before joining COMPAS in 2003, he held research posts at the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford (1990-2000), and at the Copenhagen-based Danish Centre for Development Research (2000-2003, now the Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS). His books include New Diasporas (UCL Press/Routledge, 1998), The Migration-Development Nexus (International Organisation for Migration, 2003, with Ninna Nyberg Sorensen), and Refugia: radical solutions to mass displacement (Routledge, 2020, with Robin Cohen).

His main contributions have been on force and choice in migration; the relationship between mobility and immobility; migration and development; diaspora formation and engagement in conflict settings, including post-war recovery; and migration and class. He is currently exploring the interplay between geopolitical shifts, mobility and political mobilisation, as well as pondering mobility futures.

 

This seminar will be held via Zoom. Register online here

Please direct enquiries to  rsc-outreach@qeh.ox.ac.uk

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.

Past Annual Harrell-Bond Lectures

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held in Trinity term. It is named after Professor Elizabeth Colson, a renowned anthropologist.

Past Annual Elizabeth Colson Lectures

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Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 5pm to 6pm @ Zoom webinar

Unlivable life: ordinary disasters and the atmosphere of crisis in Haiti

Wednesday, 04 November 2020, 5pm to 6pm @ Zoom webinar

Democracy after Right-Wing Populism | Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2020

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Zoom webinar

‘Belongers’ and ‘non-belongers’: dividing citizens in 1968

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 5pm to 6pm @ Zoom webinar

Refugees and racial capitalism: what ‘integration’ in the labour market means

Wednesday, 02 December 2020, 5pm to 6pm @ Zoom webinar