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Refugees walking along an old railway line, having just crossed the Serbian-Hungarian border on foot, through a gap in the new border fence.


Seminar series convened by Dr Jeff Crisp (RSC Research Associate).

Time and location

Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 5.00-6.30pm in Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB. No registration is required except for the Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture.

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Michaelmas term seminars

11 October

Data for migration and asylum policies: the realities hidden within and behind the numbers

Ann Singleton, School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol


18 October

The constitutional right to asylum: the wave of the future in international refugee law?

Professor Stephen Meili, University of Minnesota


25 October

Livelihoods in displacement: from refugee perspectives to aid agency response

Dr Veronique Barbelet, Overseas Development Institute


1 November

Borders, boxes and disciplinary boundaries: the delineation of forced migration in research and practice

Dr Gayle Munro, The Salvation Army


8 November

Asylum and Nehru’s changing non-alignment: Tibetan refugees in India

Ria Kapoor, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford


15 November

Aquí es frontera. Transit migration and border control in southern Mexico

Dr Simon McMahon, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University


22 November

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2017 | The displacement paradox: good refugees, bad migrants. Where can the unwanted go?

Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Under-Secretary General for Partnerships, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


29 November

Belgian refugees between ‘war’ and ‘peace’: trauma, transition and repatriation

Dr Hannah Ewence, University of Chester