Daily Archives: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Event: Webinar on ‘safe accommodation’ for trafficked children

*** Apologies for Cross Posting ***

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

On Wednesday 14th November at 3pm (London time), Home: The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network (www.childrecovery.info) is hosting its third webinar.

The webinar is entitled “Alternative care and safe accommodation: what are we learning about alternative care for children generally and what does ‘safe accommodation’ for trafficked children look like? ”

During the webinar there will be two presentations from:

– Emily Delap: Senior Policy Advisor at Family for Everychild

– Dr Lucie Shuker: Research Fellow in the International Centre for the Study of Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Young People at the University of Bedfordshire

The webinar follows on from the development of a working paper “What do we think we know about … safe accommodation and alternative care for children affected by sexual exploitation and related trafficking?” This working paper is part of a series of papers developed for www.childrecovery.info summarising the key themes and findings related to different areas of aftercare for children affected by exploitation.

To access the webinar please email nicole.mccloy@perth.uhi.ac.uk

See www.childrecovery.info for details of future webinars and to access and comment on the working papers.

Please feel free to circulate this information to colleagues who may be interested.


Call for papers: “Border Crossings,” 2013 ASPECT Graduate Conference

*** Apologies for Cross Posting ***

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.


Border Crossings: Transnationality, Citizenship, and Identity in Theory and Practice

2013 ASPECT Graduate Conference

Friday, March 22 – Saturday, March 23, 2013 The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Conference website: http://www.aspect.vt.edu/

We invite graduate students to submit essays that engage a broad range of topics related to transnationality, citizenship, and identity in theory and practice.  In particular, we invite contributions that challenge conventional approaches to these topics, emphasizing scholarly interventions that call attention to unique facets of the subject matter that have yet to be explored in contemporary discourse. Essays that emphasize practical considerations such as public policy, governmental agencies, NGOs, activism, and grassroots projects are also welcome.  Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged, and outstanding papers presented at the conference may be solicited for peer-review and possible publication in SPECTRA, the ASPECT journal.  Graduate students at any level of study are encouraged to submit abstracts.

[Confirmed Keynote Speakers]

*   Mat Coleman – Associate Professor of Geography, Ohio State University

*   Joe Dunn – Charles A. Dana Professor of History and Politics, Converse College

*   Grant Silva – Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University

*   Cynthia Weber – Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex

Keynote speakers will also serve as respondents to some panels.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

–       Indigeneity and Nationality

–       Transnational Feminisms, Gender, and Women’s Interests

–       Transnational Justice and Global Ethics

–       Sovereignty and Border Crossing

–       Resistance Migrations, Activist Migrations

–       Immigration and Border Theory

–       Economies of Immigration

–       Transnational Political Economy

–       Transnational Religions and Spiritualties

–       Borderland Identities

–       Citizen/Stranger Paradigms

–       Queer Transnationalities and Border Sexualities

–       Historiographies of Immigration and Borders

–       Disabilities, Ableism and Border Crossings

–       Literary and Narrative Framing of Borders, Deauthorization

–       Post-nationalism, Migration, and the Sovereign State

–       Histories of Displaced People

–       The Geopolitics of Borders and Movements

–       Biopolitics and Space

–       Nomadism and Citizenship

–       Transgressions of National Security

–       Imagined Communities

[Submitting an Abstract]

Please submit the following information to Eli Jamison at Jamison_ASPECTconference@vt.edu no later than 5pm on Friday, **November 30, 2012**:

1.  Paper Title

2.  Names, affiliations, and contact information for each author – please include an email address and contact phone number along with your home institution, the degree you are pursuing and your area(s) of study.

3.  Extended Abstract – abstracts should be approximately 450-550 words.  Recommended extended abstract content includes, but is not limited to: thesis, objectives, theoretical traditions/framework, methods, data sources, findings/conclusions, and research questions.

4.  Paper Themes/Topics – select up to three topics or themes that best describe your paper.  Choose from the list above or provide your own topic/theme if it is not already included in the list.  This will assist conference organizers in determining the assignment of panel sessions if your paper is selected.

5.  A recent curriculum vitae (CV) for each author

Note: full drafts of conference papers must be submitted to the conference organizers no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, March 8, 2013.  Conference organizers will circulate final papers to respondents.

[Conference Details]

Registration: there is no registration fee for this conference.  However, donations to the Friends of ASPECT Fund will be appreciated.  For more information, see: http://www.aspect.vt.edu/about/support.html

For additional information please contact… Ryan Artrip

Email: Artrip_ASPECTconference@vt.edu

Eli Jamison

Email: Jamison_ASPECTconference@vt.edu

To request accommodations related to disabilities, please contact the conference organizers no later than March 1, 2013.

[Conference Hosts]

ASPECT: The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought ASPECT Student Association (ASA)

[Conference Sponsors]

ASPECT, ASA, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Religion and Culture, the Department of Philosophy, the Program in Government and International Affairs, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

[Conference Venue]

The conference will be held at the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown on campus at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia.


Refugee Archive: Off Air Recordings: WB 4 November 2012

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive at UEL for the week beginning Sunday 4 November, 2012. Full details are as follows:

Sunday 4 November

1830–1930: BBC2: (4/6) Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve. (Part 4 Oman to the Maldives).

2100-2200: BBC1: (7/8).  Andrew Marr’s History of the World (Series 1 Part 7: Age of Industry).  Series Recording.

2100-2200: Channel 4: (5/12). Homeland.  (Series 2 Part 5 Q&A).  Series Recording.

Monday 5 November

2030-2100: Channel 4: Dispatches Nuclear War Games

2100-2200: BBC3: Stacey Dooley in the USA: Episode 3 Border Wars: Stacey Dooley in the USA.  (This Episode Only.)

2320-0020: BBC2: This World Obama: What Happened to Hope? With Andrew Marr.

Wednesday 7 November

2100-2200: BBC1: (3/3) Brazil with Michael Palin. (Series 1 Part 3 Road to Rio). Series Recording.

Friday 9 November.

1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World – (Episode 2 Indonesia’s Tobacco Children).  Series Recording.