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Humanitarian wearables and digital bodies: problems of gifts and labour

Professor Kristin Sandvik (University of Oslo)

Public Seminar Series

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Member States contribution to refugee protection provision in the EU: a public goods perspective

Diego Caballero Vélez (Student Visitor)

Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

The Turkish state’s military operation in Northern Syria: a discussion with members of the Kurdish community in Oxford

Special seminars and lectures

Thursday, 07 November 2019, 5.30pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

A human right to international freedom of movement

Dr Sarah Fine (King’s College London)

Public Seminar Series

Wednesday, 06 November 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

The Returns Network: An Open Newsroom for Emerging Migration Correspondents

Daniel Howden (Visiting Research Fellow)

Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

Tuesday, 05 November 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

The Map is Not the Territory: Story-making, Place and Performance | Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2019

Dame Marina Warner

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ The Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

Localized integration: Syrian refugee experience with German bureaucracy

Morgan Etzel (Student Visitor)

Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Postcolonial boundaries, self-determination and the Rohingya refugee crisis

Dr Mohammad Shahabuddin (University of Birmingham)

Public Seminar Series

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

The political economy of refugee self-reliance

Professor Alexander Betts (Refugee Studies Centre)

Public Seminar Series

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

From emergency shelters to dwellings: on the role of refugees as architects and the construction of dwellings in Zaatari Camp, Jordan

Ayham Dalal (Student Visitor)

Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

A Mobile Milieu: Humanitarian Equipment and the Politics of Need | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2019

Professor Peter Redfield (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

Wednesday, 05 June 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

What would an ethical, but feasible, response to the refugee crisis look like? An exploration

Adam Dalgleish (Student Visitor)

Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

Tuesday, 04 June 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Sonopolis: Sound, citizenship, and migrant activisms in Athens

Dr Tom Western (Refugee Studies Centre)

Public Seminar Series

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Intergenerational impacts of IDPs on children’s early childhood development in host communities: evidence from Burundi

Soazic Elise Wang Sonne (Student Visitor)

Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Academia to the Public Square: Media Engagement on Immigration and Asylum Issues

Ben Doherty (The Guardian) and Rob McNeil (The Migration Observatory)

Special seminars and lectures

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 12.30pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Endurance and involuntary return to Senegal

Dr Anne-Line Rodriguez (Queen Mary University of London)

Public Seminar Series

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Conceptualizing forced migration: beyond the open orders debate

Laura Santi Amantini (Student Visitor)

Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Mobility economies: immobility, accumulation and migration in Libya

Dr Marthe Achtnich (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)

Public Seminar Series

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

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RSC Conference 2017: 'Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies'

The RSC hosted this international conference on 16-17 March 2017.

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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.

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Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

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

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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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