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International Summer School in Forced Migration 2013

International Summer School in Forced Migration 1-19 July 2013 Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University

Application is now open!

International Summer School in Forced Migration

International Summer School in Forced Migration

The summer school is aimed at mid-career or senior policy makers and practitioners involved with humanitarian assistance and policy making for forced migrants. Participants typically include host government officials, intergovernmental and non-governmental agency personnel engaged in planning, administering and co-ordinating assistance. We also accept applications from Researchers specialising in the study of forced migration.

The Refugee Studies Centre’s International Summer School fosters dialogue between participants working to improve the situation of refugees and other forced migrants. It provides the time and space for them to reflect on their experiences and to think critically about some of the aims and assumptions underlying their work.

Over three weeks, around 70–80 participants from all over the world study together, take part in group activities and produce independent presentations. The course looks at the complex phenomenon of forced migration from a number of different angles. Beginning with reflection on the diverse ways of conceptualising forced migration, the course considers the political, legal and well being issues associated with contemporary displacement. Individual course modules also tackle a range of other topics, including globalisation and forced migration, negotiating strategies in humanitarian situations and human trafficking and smuggling.

The fee for 2013 is £3,220 (Pay by 31 March to qualify for a reduced fee of £3,050). This covers 19 nights’ bed-and-breakfast accommodation and all weekday lunches; all tuition; all course materials, including reading materials; and a range of social activities.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 1 May 2013

For further details and how to apply see:


Download the leaflet (PDF 401KB)

Complete the online application form

International Summer School in Forced Migration Refugee Studies Centre Oxford Department of International Development University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TB
tel: +44 (0) 1865 281728/9
fax:+44 (0) 1865 281730
email: summer.school@qeh.ox.ac.uk
web: www.rsc.ox.ac.uk


Courses: Refugee and Forced Migration Issues, Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course (York University)


The Centre for Refugee Studies at York University is offering the Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues from May 13 – May 19, 2013.

The Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues is an internationally acclaimed seven-day, non-credit course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. It serves as a hub for researchers, students, practitioners, service providers and policy makers to share information and ideas.  The Summer Course is housed within the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), York University.  All participants who complete the full course receive a York University Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course Certificate.

Dates: May 13-19, 2013

Location: York University, Toronto

Course Fee: $975 CAD +13% HST (‘early bird’ rate by February 1, 2013) Late Registration Fee: $1300 CAD +13%HST (after February 1 until April 1, 2013)

2013 Summer Course topics will include:

Forced displacement: International case studies Legal approaches to refugee studies UNHCR, the Convention and the International Refugee Regime UNRWA and Palestinian refugees Refugee resettlement policy Urban refugees Internally displaced populations Age and gender mainstreaming in forced migration Sexual minority refugee determination Environmentally-induced displacement Externalization of asylum Transitional justice Humanitarian crises Securitization of migration Settlement (co-host with the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement)

Instructors for 2013 will include:

Alex Betts, University of Oxford

Megan Bradley, Brookings Institution

Christina Clark-Kazak, York University

Gina Csanyi-Robah, Roma Community Centre, Toronto Anita Fábos, Clark University Jennifer Hyndman, York University Judith Kumin, UNHCR (retired) Martha Kumsa, Wilfrid Laurier University Robert McLeman, Wilfrid Laurier University Kristin Marshall, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Alison Mountz, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier Alex Neve, Amnesty Canada Awalou Ouedraogo, York University Sean Rehaag, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Peter Showler, University of Ottawa

For more information, and to apply, please visit our website at http://crs.yorku.ca/summer/


Re-Blog: Religious Diversity in London: Engaging with the past to inform the present

Religious Diversity in London: Engaging with the past to inform the present

Religious Diversity Debate – The Open University in London Office, Camden Town – Thursday 10th January 2013

To conclude and celebrate the activities and achievements of its current phase, the Building on History project team held a religious diversity debate at the Open University in London Office in Camden Town on Thursday 10th January 2013. The event brought together over 70 delegates that had previously participated in its public seminars, workshops and other activities throughout the year. As such, they represented a diversity of faith communities, organisations and institutions from across London.

The debate explored the religious diversity of London with a particular focus on the interface between the past and present. In particular, it explored how both the commonalities and the differences in the historic experiences of various faith groups can shed light on contemporary challenges and inform our understanding of issues and debates that concern us all. It also considered how to handle ‘difficult’ histories of prejudice and division, and discussed how to facilitate partnerships between different religious groups to develop community-based religious history projects.  Presentations were followed by panel responses and then open debate. (See programme below, with presentations attached).

Read the full blog posting on the Building on History: Religion in London at:  http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/boh/?p=439