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This event is a timely engagement with current developments in the majority Kurdish regions of Northern Syria in the context of the Turkish state’s ongoing “Peace Spring” cross-border military operation. UN reports estimate that hundreds of thousands of people have been forced into displacement as a result of the operation.  According to Amnesty International, there is “damning evidence” of war crimes against the civilian population by the Turkish state and its allies. The Turkish government wants to establish a “safe zone” in the majority Kurdish border area to resettle Syrian refugees.

The event will provide information on the recent developments, focusing on the humanitarian situation on the ground. Syrian-Kurdish residents of Oxford have been invited to discuss their perspectives with the audience.

Chair: Dr Dilar Dirik (Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow)

With the Oxford Kurdish Association and Kurd-Akad

 

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

Asylum after the Act | A panel discussion

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 10am to 11.30am @ Online via Zoom

Bordering and Ordering among Refugees from Burma/Myanmar | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2022

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Liberal violence

Monday, 13 June 2022, 5pm to 6pm @ Online via Zoom

International Online School in Forced Migration

Monday, 04 July 2022 to Friday, 08 July 2022 @ Online

International Online School in Forced Migration

Monday, 11 July 2022 to Friday, 15 July 2022 @ Online