The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) was founded in 1982 and is part of the Oxford Department of International Development. Our mission is to build knowledge and understanding of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.Find out more
Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration
Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata (2016), Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development, Oxford University Press.
Alexander Betts and Will Jones, (2016), Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism, Cambridge University Press.
Cathryn Costello, (2015), The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law, Oxford University Press.
Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System
Alexander Betts and Paul Collier, (2017)
UNHCR’s origins and early history: agency, influence, and power in global refugee policy
Gil Loescher, (2017), Refuge, 33(1), 77 - 86
Finding space for protection: an inside account of the evolution of UNHCR’s urban refugee policy
Jeff Crisp, (2017), Refuge, 33(1), 87 - 96
Implementation of the 2015 Council Decisions establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and of Greece
Elspeth Guild, Cathryn Costello, and Violeta Moreno-Lax, (2017)
Research in Brief: Decriminalising ‘Humanitarian Smuggling’
Rachel Landry, (2017), Research in Brief 6
Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies
The RSC Conference 2017 took place at Keble College, Oxford on 16-17 March.
International Summer School in Forced Migration, 2-14 July 2017, Oxford
The Buddhist people smuggler - challenges problematic rhetoric on people smugglers
Tuesday, 02 May 2017, 1pm to 2pm
Refugees and the politics of indignity
Wednesday, 03 May 2017, 5pm to 6.30pm
Tuesday, 09 May 2017, 1pm to 2pm
Nostalgia and Legitimacy: Understanding the Externalization of European Migration Policy | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2017
Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 5pm to 6.30pm
Non-refoulement as a norm in international and EU law
Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 1pm to 2pm
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002