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A vendor sells pink candy floss amid the ruins near the Aleppo citadel, Syria, November 2017. © UNHCR/Susan Schulman UNHCR / Susan Schulman
A vendor sells pink candy floss amid the ruins near the Aleppo citadel, Syria, November 2017.

This term’s seminar series is convened by Dr Ali Ali (Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration). It has a particular focus on Syria and the Middle East. Topics covered include Iraqi migrants in Syria, Syrians working in Turkey, and Islamic traditions of refuge.  

Also this term is this year’s Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture, which will be given by Professor Bridget Anderson (School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol) on 6 June under the title “Let language not betray us”: immigration, enforcement and modern slavery.

Seminars will be held from 5.00–6.30pm on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB. No registration is required except for the Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture on 6 June.

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The full list of seminars is as follows:

2 May:

Book launch for ‘Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State’

Professor Dawn Chatty, Refugee Studies Centre

9 May:

Iraqi migrants in Syria: the crisis before the storm 

Dr Sophia Hoffmann, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

16 May:

Syrian labour in the Turkish economy 

Dr Emre Korkmaz, Oxford Department of International Development

23 May:

Islamic traditions of refuge in the crises of Iraq and Syria 

Dr Tahir Zaman, University of Sussex

30 May:

Outsourcing border control: the politics and practice of contracted visa policy in Morocco 

Dr Federica Infantino, Université Libre de Bruxelles

6 June:

“Let language not betray us”: immigration, enforcement and modern slavery | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2018

Professor Bridget Anderson, University of Bristol