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Asylum-seekers leaving Lesvos after the Government authorized them to continue procedures on mainland Greece © UNHCR/Yorgos Kyvernitis
Asylum-seekers leaving Lesvos after the Government authorised them to continue procedures on mainland Greece

Michaelmas term seminar series convened by Professor Matthew Gibney, Professor Cathryn Costello, and Professor Tom Scott-Smith.

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, which takes place on Thursday 18 October at Magdalen College.

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Michaelmas term seminars

10 October

To be or not to be: questioning the value of refugee status

Dr Georgia Cole, Newnham College, University of Cambridge

18 October

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2018 | In a troubled and polarized Middle-East: challenges for Palestine refugees and UNRWA   

Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner-General

Please register via Eventbrite


24 October

Asylum after empire: postcolonial legacies in the politics of asylum seeking   

Dr Lucy Mayblin, University of Warwick   


31 October

The business of modern slavery: forced migration and forced labour in a failed state

Professor Brad K Blitz, Middlesex University London   


7 November

International society and the risk of statelessness   

Dr Kelly Staples, University of Leicester   


14 November

Solidarity, vulnerability, and the labour of refugee activism

Dr Jonathan Darling, Durham University   


21 November

The Kindertransport: contesting memory  

Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton, University of Southampton 


28 November

Border rescue

Dr Kieran Oberman, University of Edinburgh