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Refugee –related research themes & questions for students  

September, 2013

(for more information, please contact Dr. Susan McGrath at

This list of research themes and questions has been developed by the Refugee Research Network (RRN) at the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York University to encourage the generation and mobilization of research on refugees in Canada.  While the questions came out of Canadian experience, we hope there will be enough material that can be adapted in other contexts.


New publications: Migration Policy Centre blog: 'A flood of refugees, or a drop in the bucket? UNHCR's Asylum Trends 2013 report contextualised'  

Deadine / Event Date: 
2014/04/11 (All day)

The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) is delighted to present you its new Blog entry:

A flood of refugees, or a drop in the bucket? UNHCR's Asylum Trends 2013 report contextualised
By Cameron Thibos, Research Assistant at the Migration Policy Centre

Conflict in South Sudan: Refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home  

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2014/04/11 (All day)

International Refugee Rights Initiative

"We could not wait for our dead bodies to be found first."

(Kampala, 2 April 2014) Nearly a quarter of a million South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries, with Uganda taking the largest number - around 87,000. The International Refugee Rights Initiative's report, 'Conflict in South Sudan: Refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home', explores the immediate predicament facing these recently arrived refugees, and the longer-term implications for peace and security in South Sudan.

Calls for papers: The Arab Uprising: Researching the Revolutions, Amman, 22-23 September 2014  

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2014/09/22 (All day)

The Council for British Research in the Levant is pleased to open a call for papers for a workshop to be held in Amman on 22 and 23 September, 2014 on the broad topic of the Arab Uprising. From the end of 2010, a series of unexpected popular uprisings have spread across North Africa and the Middle East. The dramatic unfolding of events has disrupted the region in new and disturbing ways, including uprooting people both internally and across borders, transforming existing migrants into refugees and constraining the movement of mobile populations.

Courses: Apply now! Refugee Rights Leadership Training, Geneva 13-15 June  

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2014/06/13 (All day)

Applications now open!

Refugee Rights Leadership Training
Geneva, Switzerland

June 13-15, 2014

Asylum Access and the University of York have now opened the application process to attend our Refugee Rights Leadership Training from 13th - 15th June in Geneva, prior to UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs.

All 'Romani Studies' journal content free during April  

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2014/04/11 (All day)

Liverpool University Press is one of the UK's oldest scholarly publishers and one of its youngest, being both 115 years old and 10 years old in April 2014.

The latter anniversary marks the relaunch and rebirth of the Press, an event that it is celebrating by making all of its journal content, including Romani Studies, available for free online during the month of April.