Daily Archives: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Refugee Archives: Off Air Recording Requests: WB 25/05/2013

The following off-air recordings have been requested for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning 25/05/2013:

Saturday 25 May

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World:  Rescuing Russias Orphans.  Series Recording.

Sunday 26 May

2000-2100: Channel 4: Clare Balding’s Secrets of a Suffragette.

2100-2200: BBC2: (2/3) Australia with Simon Reeve – Series 1 Episode 2 Series Recording.

Monday 27 May

2100-2200: Yesterday: (3/3) The Crusades – Part 3 Victory and Defeat.  Series Recording.

Wednesday 29 May

2100-2200: BBC2: (1/3) The Iraq War.  (Series 1 Part 1  Regime Change).  Whole Series Please.

Friday 31 May

1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World – Episode 8: Making Brazil Beautiful.  Series Recording.

Voluntary Action History Society Fifth International Conference | Voluntary Action History Society

Voluntary Action History Society Fifth International Conference

University of Huddersfield

10-12 July 2013

Registration now open! Please follow the link to the University of Huddersfield Online Store to book.

Provisional Conference Timetable and Provisional Panel Sessions now available!

As you will see, some of our sessions are missing Chairs. If you would be interested in volunteering to chair one of the sessions, please contact Charlotte at:

Keynote speakers: Professor Ellen Ross (Ramapo College, New Jersey) and Professor Barry Doyle (University of Huddersfield)

The Voluntary Action History Society is delighted to announce that its fifth international research conference will be held at the University of Huddersfield in summer 2013. Huddersfield is an historic mill town in West Yorkshire with a rich history of voluntary and collective action. The themes for the conference are:

Activism and campaigning;

Co-operation and mutualism;

Humanitarianism and relief;

Leisure and voluntary action;

State and voluntary action;

Wars and voluntarism.

Full details via Voluntary Action History Society Fifth International Conference | Voluntary Action History Society.

via Voluntary Action History Society Fifth International Conference | Voluntary Action History Society.

via Voluntary Action History Society Fifth International Conference | Voluntary Action History Society.

Calls for papers: Critical Legal Conference 5-7 Sept 2013 – Critical Migration Studies Stream

Critical Legal Conference

5-7 September

Critical Migration Studies

Deadline for proposals: 15 June

Stream Organisers: Nadine El-Enany (Birkbeck Law School), Eddie Bruce Jones (Birkbeck Law School), Satvinder Juss (King College London) and Thanos Zartaloudis (Exeter Law School).

This stream aims to gather together academics, graduate students, practitioners and activists whose work critically examines aspects of migration and the law. Through this stream we seek to carve out and further elaborate what it means to be a critical migration scholar.

While many scholars seek to assess the effectiveness of migration law and policies, this stream aims to interrogate the law as constitutive of exclusion and violence in the context of migration as well as further identify and define the field of critical migration studies.

We welcome proposals on a broad range of issues falling within this stream, including:

Refugee protest activity in and outside camps . The effect of economic crisis and austerity on the migration discourse . Critical reflections on migration law and the body . New critiques of migration law and human rights . Decolonial, feminist and queer perspectives on migration . Reconciliation and solidarity in migration advocacy . New readings of migration jurisprudence

Please send paper abstracts of 300 words to Nadine El-Enany (n.el-enany@bbk.ac.uk) or Eddie Bruce Jones (e.bruce-jones@bbk.ac.uk) before the 15 June 2013 deadline.

For more information: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/clc2013/CallforPapersandStreams/CriticalMigrationStudies/


Events: Family Life in the Age of Migration and Mobility, 16-20 September 2013

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Conference Announcement


16 – 20th September 2013

Norrköping, Sweden

Invited Speakers include: Prof. Loretta Baldassar, Prof. Arlie Hochschild & Prof. Rhacel Parreñas

Organisational committee: Prof. Helma Lutz (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany), Dr Majella Kilkey (Sheffield University, UK) & Dr. Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

Short description:

In an age of migration and mobility not only do many facets of contemporary family life take place against the backdrop of intensified movement in its various forms, but the practices of families themselves are deeply embedded in such movements. This conference seeks to ‘make sense’ of the challenges this poses for families and for academic, empirical and policy understandings of family life in Europe and beyond.

Three key themes frame the conference:

1) Multi-local family lives in national and transnational contexts

2) The globalisation of reproduction and social reproduction across the family-life cycle

3) National, supranational and transnational policies and laws relating to family life in an age of migration and mobility

For the conference programme with a list of all invited speakers see: https://www.familymobility.de/ We invite submission of abstracts for short talks and poster session from PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and established scholars relating to one of the three conference themes or to the general topic of the conference. The details about the application procedure are available on the conference website: http://www.familymobility.de/call

Contact and Registration:

Email: familymobilitymigration@gmail.com

Website: https://www.familymobility.de/

Supported by:

University of Linköping (Faculty of Arts & Sciences), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation & the Riksbanken Foundation


Events: Educational Success in Pakistan: Implications for Stability and Security

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Educational Success in Pakistan: Implications for Stability and Security

Thursday, June 6, 2013, 10:00 – 11:30 am The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Despite the steady stream of bad news from Pakistan, there have been a number of success stories. One example is the tremendous progress made in education reform in Punjab province. During the past two years, education reforms in Punjab province have resulted in more than a million and a half more children enrolled in school, increased school attendance to 90 percent, and 81,000 new teachers hired on merit. With 40 out of 70 million young people ages 5 to 19 not in school, reforms in Pakistan’s most populous province provide important lessons for the rest of the country.

On June 6, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings will host a discussion on what can be learned from the Punjab experience. Following a presentation by Chief Education Strategist at Pearson Sir Michael Barber, Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel, director of the Intelligence Project at Brookings, and Senior Advisor of the Aga Khan Development Network Iqbal Noor Ali will discuss the implications for education reform, public-private partnerships, and security in Pakistan. Senior Fellow Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, will moderate the discussion.

After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

Introduction and Moderator

Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution


Iqbal Noor Ali, Senior Advisor, Aga Khan Development Network Bruce Riedel, Senior Fellow and Director, The Intelligence Project, The Brookings Institution Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Strategist, Pearson

To RSVP for this event, please call the Office of Communications at 202.797.6105 or go to https://www.cvent.com/events/educational-success-in-pakistan-implications-for-stability-and-security/registration-ec617a6b92c84ae08386f0c541630656.aspx


Courses: MA n Migration and Displacement, Wits University

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

APPLY FOR A MASTERS OF ARTS IN MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa | 2014 intake

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) is the continent’s leading institution for teaching, research and outreach on human mobility

For more than a decade, the ACMS has offered interdisciplinary postgraduate degrees in migration studies that are theoretically rich, empirically grounded and professionally relevant. Students from across the world continue to benefit from rigorous academic training, field research experience and access to a network of committed professionals, scholars and activists. ACMS graduates now hold senior positions in universities, non-governmental organizations, international agencies and government departments across Africa, North America and Europe.

Students enrolled in ACMS graduate programmes can expect:

Intensive and small postgraduate classes offering in-depth supervision and engagements with experienced and internationally renowned lecturers; . Specialized training in health, labour, human rights or governance; . Opportunities to embed their research in pioneering projects managed by ACMS researchers; . An intellectually stimulating environment with seminars, workshops and conferences within ACMS and the broader university; . Classmates from around the world with varied professional backgrounds and networks.

Intended to foster critical engagements with global social theory and the empirics of human mobility in Africa, the MA (coursework) is suitable for those aiming to advance their scholarly training in migration studies. Successful applicants will possess a good Honours or equivalent four-year undergraduate degree in the social-sciences or related disciplines.

Students may choose from the following ACMS courses or those offered elsewhere at Wits University:

Introduction to Migration & Displacement (GRAD 7029) Human migration and displacement affect societies around the world. Nowhere are the impacts more visible than in Africa, where movements of people due to war, political persecution, and deprivation have long shaped the continent’s political, economic and social configurations. This course reviews the dynamics of migration-internal and international; forced and voluntary-along with formal and informal responses to human mobility. In place of technical skills or policy recommendations, the course provides a conceptual and empirical foundation for making sense of the complex conceptual, methodological, ethical and logistical concerns surrounding mobility. In doing so, it uses migration to raises fundamental challenges to the epistemological and empirical underpinnings of contemporary social and political theory.

Researching Migration (GRAD 7026)

This course is intended to strengthen students’ capacity for critical, independent social research. The focus is on understanding social science’s objectives and logics, enhancing students’ skills for evaluating the merits of published materials, and developing strategies for conducting methodologically sound, theoretically relevant empirical research in the environments where migrants are typically found.

The Psychosocial & Health Consequences of Migration (GRAD 7052) This course provides a critical introduction to the health and psychosocial consequences of migration. The course’s theoretical core draws primarily from a public health perspective on humanitarian interventions and rights based arguments relating to health care of migrants. It explores the relationships between the state of being a migrant and the conditions that create vulnerabilities to ill health, specifically with regard to HIV/AIDS, mental well-being and reproductive health.

Migration & Human Rights (GRAD 7056)

This course explores the complex relationships among nationality, citizenship, migration and human rights. In a world where domestic and international mobility-particularly unauthorized and ‘illegal’ migration-has become a pressing policy and advocacy issue, notions of universal rights are appealing but rarely resonates with the socio-political realities of contemporary Africa or other regions. Indeed, a focus on universalism often ignores the mechanisms and mindsets that engender and endanger rights. It also presumes a form of legal subjectivity that often poorly reflects the objectives and trajectories of those we-activists, scholars, citizens, and officials-ostensibly seek to protect. This course addresses how international human rights doctrines, concepts, conventions, and mechanisms work to create and protect ‘aliens’, people who have left their countries of origin to work, seek a safe haven, or join family or friends in another country.

Identity, Movement & Control (SOSS 7025) This course explores the intersections among human mobility, regulation, and the making of socio-political space. To do this, it proceeds through two primary sections. The first explores theories of power, sovereignty, and space drawing on literatures from political science, human geography, and anthropology. The second uses cases studies to consider three ‘types’ of space through and within which people regularly move: refugee camps, border zones, and urban centres. In all instances, case material and theory position African examples in a comparative perspective.

Application deadline 30th September 2013

[Please note that the ACMS also offers doctoral studies. For more information on its doctoral programmes, research and outreach, visit www.migration.org.za].


Private landlords as immigration informants | Free Movement blog

A few weeks ago David Cameron suggested that private landlords should be required to check the immigration status of tenants. Now, lo and behold, the measure is to be included in a new Immigration Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech. This such a Bad Idea it is difficult to know where to start to explain why. Perhaps the clearest way to put it is to say that it is Good News for we immigration lawyers, and therefore Very Bad News for everyone else.

Employers who employ immigrants who do not possess permission to work are already given criminal or civil penalties if they fail to check their employee’s immigration status and keep copies of the relevant documents. The UK Border Agency (or whatever it is called this week) issues lists of defaulting employers, presumably in order to name and shame them. Fines remain uncollected, though, as the Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency revealed in a report last year. It is almost as if

Full blog posting via Private landlords as immigration informants | Free Movement blog.