In their introductory articles in the feature section, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka emphasise the complexity of the challenges faced by those displaced into urban areas and by those seeking to protect and assist them, and argue for the need for a radical rethinking of
Applications are invited for this year’s International Summer School in Forced Migration, to be held at Wadham College, Oxford. The Summer School, now in its 21st year,offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to examine critically the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced.
The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) Student Caucus is pleased to announce that the Annual Student Conference will take place on April 8th and 9that York University, Toronto, Canada. This event offers Graduate and Undergraduate Students across disciplines and those with a keen interest in migration and refugee issues the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with fellow students, academics, professional, frontline practitioners, researchers and all those interested in forced migration issues.
This non-degree certificate program will consist of one introductory workshop and three 36- hour course for a total of 114 hours. The pedagogy consists of classroom sessions, small group and personal exercises and discussions.
Conflict and displacement remain intractable problems in the contemporary world. The number of refugees under UNHCR’s responsibility rose from 9.9 to 11.4 million by the end of 2007, while the global number of people affected by conflict-induced internal displacement increased from 24.4 to 26 million. Whether asylum seekers or refugees, stateless or internally displaced people, the figures represent women, children and men who have been forcibly uprooted from their homes by war, persecution, and extreme poverty.
The Annual Winter Course on Forced Migration will be held this year in Kolkata by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (MCRG) from 1 December to 15 December, 2009. The Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group popularly known as the Calcutta Research Group (CRG) is a public policy forum by a group of researchers, trade unionists, feminist thinkers and women's rights campaigners, academics, journalists, and lawyers.
The Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues is an internationally acclaimed eight-day course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. The course involves a rigorous schedule of lectures, panel discussions, and a simulation exercise. It draws from academic and field-based experts for its faculty and, reflecting the Centre’s mission, serves as a hub for researchers, students, service providers and policy makers to share information and ideas.