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Public Seminar Series, Trinity term 2024

Series convened by Professor Naohiko Omata and Professor Tom Scott-Smith

Time and location

All seminars will take place on Wednesdays at 5pm. Please check the date and location of each seminar. All seminars and lectures will be followed by drinks.

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Wednesday 8 May, 5-6pm, Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Humanitarian extractivism: the digital transformation past, present, future

Professor Kristin Sandvik (Peace Research Institute Oslo)


Wednesday 15 May, 5-7pm, Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Film Screening and Discussion: Missing in Brooks County

Jeff Bemiss (Co-Director, Missing in Brooks County)


Wednesday 22 May, 5-6.30pm, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College, Oxford

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

Forced Migration on Film: A Conversation with Marc Isaacs

Associate Professor Marc Isaacs (University College London)

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Wednesday 29 May, 5-6pm, Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Book Launch: The Politics of Crisis-Making: Forced Displacement and Cultures of Assistance in Lebanon

Dr Estella Carpi (University College London)


Wednesday 5 June, 5-6pm, Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Skilled Worker Visas for Refugees – A Qualitative Evaluation of the UK’s Displaced Talent Mobility Pilot

Associate Professor Olivier Sterck (RSC) with Marina Brizar (UK & EU director of Talent Beyond Boundaries) and Sarah Walder (Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Talent Beyond Boundaries)