Daily Archives: Monday, November 5, 2012

Event: Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: Briefing Paper Launch

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Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: Briefing Paper Launch

Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: Briefing Paper Launch

Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: Briefing Paper Launch
8 November 2012, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Great Hall, Kings College, London, Strand Campus

Conflict in Cities and the Contested State brings together a team of researchers from three UK universities – Cambridge, Exeter and Queen’s Belfast – for this multi-disciplinary initiative. Over the last several years the project’s research has been disseminated through articles, book chapters, public talks, workshops, and seminars.  Now, at the end of a decade of research, a series of briefing papers have been written in order to consolidate the highlights of the research, and to make the major findings of the project available to a wide audience. They focus on themes such as education, memory, regeneration, religion, security, and shared space.  The briefing papers will be introduced in a panel with Wendy Pullan, James Anderson, Liam O’Dowd, Mick Dumper, and chaired by Michael Kerr.  The panel discussion will be followed a wine reception.

This event is part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Sciences.  Please RSVP to jm628@cam.ac.uk

For Further Information, visit the Conflict in Cities and the Contested State website:  http://www.conflictincities.org/


Archivists Watch

The Swiss Peace Foundation (or simply SwissPeace) recently began a new project called Archives and Dealing with the Past.  It is a joint venture between the foundation, the Swiss Federal Archives, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.  The project mandate is to offer a hub between archivists/documentalists and human rights activists dealing with the past.   Members of the ICA Human Rights Working Group serve on their Advisory Board.  Consequently, one aim of the project is to foster knowledge exchange between the two professional communities (of archivists and activists) and engage in knowledge management activities.  In fact, SwissPeace reached out to the ICA HRWG Directory Project last month and discussions to converge on parallel projects are taking place.

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Call for Papers: Norface Migration Interdisciplinary Conference – “Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers”

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Call for Papers: Norface Migration Interdisciplinary Conference – “Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers”

I would like to inform you about a large inter-disciplinary conference on migration we are organising at University College London from the 10th – 13th April, 2013 – “Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers”.

We have an excellent programme, with a mixture of academic podia, keynote and invited lectures, policy podia, and contributed sessions, and we have invited some of the best scholars from across disciplines and policy makers to speak at the event. We aim to make this the key conference on migration. The call for papers for the conference is now open.

Copied below is the jpg of the poster for the call for papers.  You can download a high resolution copy of the poster from the conference website – http://www.norface-migration.org/sites/index.php?site=5&page=2 .

I would be grateful if you could distribute our call for papers to your mailing list.  In addition, if you could please also advertise our conference within your department and to other parties interested in migration research. Further details about the conference are available on our website:



Many thanks for your time and help in advance.

Best regards

NORFACE Migration Programme Administrator
Department of Economics
University College London
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT



Call for papers: “Debate” Section in Anti-Trafficking Review

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Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

‘Debate’ on the Role of Border Controls in the Response to Human Trafficking

ADDENDUM to the call for papers for the Anti-Trafficking Review, Issue 2 Special Issue: Human Rights at the Border


The Anti-Trafficking Review is interested in the role of border controls in anti-trafficking responses.  Issue 2 of the journal will include a ‘Debate’ section specifically looking at how borders and national security measures make migration more expensive and difficult, increasing risks, and, conversely, how aspects of border interventions may prevent trafficking and uphold human rights.  Debate contributors are asked to write on the positive and/or negative implications (including but not limited to human rights) of the following part of Article 11 of the Trafficking Protocol and Article 7 of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings: “States Parties shall strengthen, to the extent possible, such border controls as may be necessary to prevent and detect trafficking in persons.” What should be the role for border controls in the anti-trafficking response, if there should be one at all?

Contributions should be no more than 4000 words, including footnotes and abstract, and sent to submissions@gaatw.org by 15 January 2013.  Please see our Style Guide at www.antitraffickingreview.org before submitting.

[List moderator’s note:  The original call for papers for this Special Issue is available at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind1210&L=forced-migration&F=&S=&P=1062 .]


Event: Refugee Protection and Psychology Seminar Series

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Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to remind you about an exciting new seminar series on Refugee Protection and Psychology – convened by the Refugee Law Initiative and the Centre for Study of Emotion & Law – that begins this week.

We kick off the series with the following seminar:

6 November 2012, 6.00 pm

Room 349, Senate House, University of London, WC1E 7HU Decision-makers and Psychological Evidence

Presenters: Professor Anthony Good and Dr Jane Herlihy

Discussant: Vice President Mark Ockelton, Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber

Chair: Dr David James Cantor

This seminar is free and open to the public. For further details or to register your attendance, please visit the new RLI website: http://rli.sas.ac.uk/forthcoming-events/

[ Additional details for this seminar series are available at http://rli.sas.ac.uk/events-courses-and-training/psychology-and-refugee-protection-seminar-series/ ]

Please forward this email to any others who may have an interest in attending.

Kind regards,


Dr David James Cantor
Director of the Refugee Law Initiative


Course: Executive Training on “Migration in the EU and its Neighbourhood”

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Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Executive Training – “Migration in the EU and its Neighbourhood”

21st January – 23rd January 2013

Organised by the CARIM-East-Migration Policy Centre (MPC) in cooperation with the Global Governance Programme (GGP)

Training addressed to civil servants and officials from Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation Deadline for applications:  **16th November 2012**

International migration has become an all-important issue for the world as a whole, and for the European Union and its neighbourhood in particular. The history has shown that migration is not only an important force driven by and driving economic transition; it is also a pivotal element of social change.

The first Executive Training on Migration will offer a venue to analyse and discuss the interactions of the regions of origin and the regions of destination; migration policies and the regulation of migration; and processes of integration. Teaching will be accompanied by research work and practical debate. Participants will be encouraged to translate perceived societal problems into social scientific research questions, and to contribute to the solution of these problems by combining insights from demographic, economic, legal and sociological approaches.

The Training is organized in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum and is addressed to the civil servants and officials from Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation.

For more information or to send your application, please consult: http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/executive-training-migration-in-the-eu-and-its-neighbourhood/


Online event: Migration in a Changing World: Where Do We Go Now?

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Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

The latest event in the Exchanges Online Conference Series, Migration in a Changing World: Where Do We Go Now?, began today at 9am GMT.

For more information on how to participate: http://wileyblackwellexchanges.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/wb-exchanges-how-to-participate.pdf

Register at http://www.blackwellpublishingsurvey.com/f/150456/7115/

Read the programme at http://wileyblackwellexchanges.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/migration-program2.pdf

Follow the Conference on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WBExchanges Visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wileyblackwellexchanges

More information is available at http://wileyblackwellexchanges.com/


Call for Papers: Lived experiences of contemporary membership

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(Original message posted by Nando Sigono via Refed).

Dear all,

Apologies for any cross-posting. Please find below the Call for Papers and some background information of a forthcoming conference that may be of interest to list members.

The analysis of the relationship between legal status, rights and belonging is the central theme of two symposia jointly organised by the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and the Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP) at the University of Oxford.

Main Themes of the International Symposia

The events will be held respectively in Oxford in April 2013 and in Chicago in October 2013 and will address two interrelated aspects of the relationship between legal status, rights and belonging:

§  Lived experiences of contemporary membership (Oxford, 11-12 April 2013)

The symposium will investigate the interplay between forms and modes of contemporary membership, migration governance (both immigration and emigration), and the politics of belonging. This will be achieved through in-depth examinations of a range of experiences of membership including, but not limited to, those of: ethnic minorities; citizen children of undocumented migrant parents; former unaccompanied asylum seeking children; people with dual citizenship; ‘failed’ asylum seekers; and stateless people. Participants are invited to discuss issues such as the position of the non-citizen in contemporary immigration and emigration states; the nexus between human mobility, immigration control, and citizenship; the tension in policy and practice between coexisting traditions and regimes of rights; and the intersection of ‘race’ and other social cleavages and legal status. The Oxford symposium is organised by Dr Nando Sigona (Refugee Studies Centre), Vanessa Hughes (COMPAS) & Dr Elaine Chase (Oxford Institute of Social Policy).

§  Illegality, youth and belonging (Chicago, October 2013)

This second symposium will explore the confusing and contradictory experiences of belonging and illegality that frame the everyday lives of undocumented immigrant youth. Over the last two decades in the United States, non-citizens have experienced a shrinking of rights while immigrant communities have witnessed an intensification of enforcement efforts in neighbourhoods and public spaces. In effect, these trends have sewn fear and anxiety and narrowed the worlds of youth—such that even mundane acts of driving, waiting for the bus, and traffic stops can lead to the loss of a car, prison and deportation. But these young people have also benefited from local and national efforts to widen access—particularly in the realm of education—providing young immigrants important opportunities to establish connections, form relationships, and participate in the day-to-day life of their communities. The experiences of undocumented immigrant youth teach us about the two-sided nature of citizenship—such that persons can be removed from spaces, denied privileges and rights, but can experience belonging too.

Collectively this joint initiative aims to break new ground through analyses that are empirically informed, theoretically engaged and ethnographically rich and drawing on the expertise of scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and state contexts. As immigration has become a topic of great visibility among scholars, policy makers, and the media, this endeavour holds appeal to a range of audiences.

The Call for Papers of the Oxford Symposium is available here: Background paper & Call for Papers


Reminder: Book launch:- Gender and Cosmopolitanism by Ulrike Vieten -7 November at UEL

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Hi everyone,

Gender and Cosmopolitanism in EuropeGender and Cosmopolitanism in Europe

Please see the poster attached. We’re very pleased to host the book launch of Dr. Ulrike Vieten on Gender and Cosmopolitanism. Prof. Eleonore Kofman is going to be the discussant.

The event will take place on Wednesday the 7th of November, at 1.30-3.00pm At the East Building of the University of East London Docklands Campus, room EB.G.18.

For directions please folow the link http://www.uel.ac.uk/campuses/docklands/

The book is published by Ashgate and the following introduction to the work is taken from the publication details available on their website:

Gender and Cosmopolitanism in Europe combines a feminist critique of contemporary and prominent approaches to cosmopolitanism with an in-depth analysis of historical cosmopolitanism and the manner in which gendered symbolic boundaries of national political communities in two European countries are drawn. Exploring the work of prominent scholars of new cosmopolitanism in Britain and Germany, including Held, Habermas, Beck and Bhabha, it delivers a timely intervention into current debates on globalisation, Europeanisation and social processes of transformation in and beyond specific national societies.

A rigorous examination of the emancipatory potential of current debates surrounding cosmopolitanism in Europe, this book will be of interest to sociologist and political scientists working on questions of identity, inclusion, citizenship, globalisation, cosmopolitanism and gender.

Everyone is Welcome and further details can be found within the document below, which is available for download in PDF format:

Gender and Cosmopolitanism in Europe