Daily Archives: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Event: Muslims, Multiculturalism and Trust: New Directions

Muslims, Multiculturalism and Trust: New Directions

Date: 1-2 June 2013

Venue: SOAS, Russell Square, Khalili Lecture Theatre

Recent high-profile interventions by politicians in the West declaring the ‘failure’ of multiculturalism have had, as their very thinly disguised context, mistrust in those Muslim communities that have been growing in Western Europe and the United States since the end of the colonial era. The sense that multiculturalism has been a flawed experiment, that ‘unintegrated’ Muslims are evidence of this, has become a truism of much journalism and media coverage too.

Further Details:

This conference brings together leading experts from across the social science/humanities divide to examine the intersections and tensions between different approaches to questions of multiculturalism and trust, and to explore the possibility of developing mutually informative interdisciplinary approaches to shed new light on this topic. The aim of the conference is to analyse current critiques of multiculturalism, measure them against other, perhaps more progressive interpretations, and consider the potential offered by lived experience and creative visions of intercultural exchange to offer new ways of envisaging multicultural experience.

Invited participants include: Rehana Ahmed, Claire Chambers, Sohail Daulatzai, Rumy Hasan, Salah Hassan, Tony Laden, Alana Lentin, Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood, Anshuman Mondal, Peter Morey, Stephen Morton, Jorgen Nielsen, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Amina Yaqin.


Event: UCL Migration Research Unit Conference 12th June 2013

UCL Migration Research Unit Conference
12th June 2013

We would like to notify your organisation of our upcoming student conference at University College London, ‘Forced Migration: Global Perspectives and Practices’, on the 12th June 2013. Critically analysing the concept of ‘forced’ migration, this conference aims to provide a space for researchers, campaigners and sector workers to share perspectives and practices on ‘forced’ migration movements in our globalised world. Please find a provisional copy of our programme for the day attached to this blog posting as follows:

Download Programme  (in PDF format)

We would like to take this opportunity to invite your organisation to attend the conference on the 12th June 2013. Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, we are asking all participants to contribute £8 towards the running of the conference. This will cover all conference materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. If you are interested in attending, please email us back on this email address, and we will provide you with further instructions for registration. The deadline for registration is the 31st May 2013.

Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you think would be interested in attending the conference, and we would very much appreciate it if you were able to share our conference poster with your supporters and social media followers. Please find this poster attached to this email.

If you have any further enquiries, do not hesitate to contact the conference team on this email address.

We hope to see you soon,

Best wishes,

Lorna Gledhill

On behalf of the MRU Student Conference Team

Siril, Sam, Anna, Larissa, Elizabeth

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New Call for Papers, Events and Opportunities

Details of these new opportunites were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Call for Panels: Third World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Istanbul, 24-27 October 2013 [info]
– The theme of the conference is “Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses.”  Deadline for panel proposals is 1 June 2013.

FY 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Global Programs to Develop and Assess the Humanitarian Community’s Capacity to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence (GBV) within Refugee and Conflict-affected Populations [info]
– Proposal submission deadline is 5 June 2013.

Migration & Asylum Policies in Europe, Oxford, 6-7 June 2013 [info]
– Organized by the European Studies Centre.

British Journal of Social Work [info]
– Special issue on “‘A World on the Move’: Migration, Mobilities and Social Work.”  Abstract deadline is 7 June 2013.

CFP: Critical Migration Studies Stream, Critical Legal Conference, Belfast, 5-7 September 2013 [info]
– Abstract deadline is 15 June 2013.

Job Vacancy: Assistant to the International Summer School and Conferences Manager, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford [info]
– Application deadline is 19 June 2013.

Eleventh Orientation Course on Forced Migration Studies, Kolkata, India, 8-14 December 2013 [info]
– Apply by 24 June 2013.

20 Years after the German Asylum Law Reform: Demise or Transformation of Refugee Protection?, Berlin, 28 June 2013 [info]
– No registration deadline indicated.

Intervention [info]
– Special issue on psychosocial work and peacebuilding. Submission deadline is 1 July 2013.

Gender, the Refugee and Displacement (1900-1950), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 5 July 2013 [info]
– Registration is now open; a programme will be available at the end of the month.

Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth [info]
– New open access journal published by the School of Advanced Study, University of London.  Submission deadline is 31 July 2013.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration [info]
– Scroll to p. 101 for CFP.  Submission deadline is 14 August 2013.

Disability and the Global South: An International Journal [info]
– Special issue on “Disability, Asylum and Migration.” Submission deadline is 1 September 2013.


New Issues of FEX, FMR, GILJ, Humanit. Exch., OxMo, St. Ant. Intl. Rev.

Details of these new releases were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Field Exchange, no. 44 (Dec. 2012) [full-text]
– Mix of articles.

Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [info]
– Theme issue on “States of Fragility.”  Full-text is coming soon.

Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 26, no. 2 (Winter 2012) [contents]
– Mix of articles including two on “women as a social group” and “refugee relief and resettlement during armed conflict.”

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 57 (May 2013) [full-text]
– Theme is “South Sudan at a Crossroads.”

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 3, no. 1 (May 2013) [full-text]
– Mix of articles that reflect on the concepts of “international solidarity” and “international cooperation” in refugee protection.

St. Antony’s International Review, vol. 9, no. 1 (May 2013) [contents]
– Special issue on “The Gendered Refugee Experience.”  See also launch event info.here.


Event: Symposium: Juana in a Million: Making Latin Americans Visible in London

 Juana in a Million symposium:

Symposium: Juana in a Million: Making Latin Americans Visible in London
Southwark Playhouse
Friday 7th June 2013
10-30 to 16-30

Juana in a Million is one-woman performance exploring true stories of Latin American migrants to the UK. Mexican author-performer Vicky Araico Casas (together with the Director and co-author, Nir Paldi) funded by the Arts Council and National Lottery. Vicky wrote the play after being inspired by her own experiences and by Cathy McIlwaine’s research on the Latin American Community in London.

The Symposium aims to facilitate a larger and more diverse audience for the play far beyond the Latin American community itself and to explore the lessons learnt and the ways in which the arts and performance can interrelate with academic social science research. It will entail a performance of the play,and a panel discussion of reactions to the play (led by Mette Berg, Davide Pero, Sarah Bradshaw, and Kavita Datta). This will be followed by a range of informal presentations by researchers and campaigners who have worked with Latin Americans in London. These include Carolina Gottardo, Rosina Marquez Reiter, Patria Román-Velasquez, Katie Wright, Jasmine Gideon, Juan Camilo Cock and Maria das Graças Brightwell.

The performance of the play, lunch and refreshments will be provided as part of the ticket price of £7.
Please register at the following:

Organisers: Cathy McIlwaine and Vicky Araico Casas


New Regional Publications on Europe; The Americas; and Syrians

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Europe

“African Irregular Migrants in Malta: Exploring Perceptions and Renegotiating the Socio-Cultural Siege of Malta,” Pursuit: The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee, vol. 4, no. 1 (Dec. 2012) [full-text]
Asylum: Fixing a Broken System (Euronews, May 2013) [access]
– Follow link above for news report and this link for related debate on asylum.

Asylum Seekers and Refugees were Already Marginalised in Cyprus; Now, with the Crisis, their Situation is Deteriorating (ECRE, May 2013) [text]

Evaluation of the Early Legal Advice Project (UK Home Office, May 2013) [text]

Papers presented at 13th European Union Studies Association Biennial Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 9-11 May 2013 [info]
– Here are two titles of interest; check paper archive for more: “Normative Regimes in the Regulation of Asylum and Immigration: International Conventions – Attitudes – EU Integration” and “Linking Berlin and Brussels: Nongovernmental Organizations Engage the European Union on Asylum.”

Regional Study: Management of the External Borders of the EU and its Impact on the Human Rights of Migrants, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/23/46 (UN General Assembly, April 2013) [access]
– Report is available in .DOC format; background info. on the study is available here.

The Statistical and Econometric Analysis of Asylum Application Trends and Their Relationship to GDP in the EEA (arXiv.org, May 2013) [text]

Study on the Situation of Third-country Nationals Pending Return/Removal in the EU Member States and the Schengen Associated Countries (European Commission, March 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on The Americas

2012 Refugee Claim Data and IRB Member Recognition Rates (Canadian Council for Refugees, May 2013) [text]

Colombia: Between the Humanitarian Crisis and Hope of Peace (Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Lessons from the Earthquake in Haiti: A Survey on the IDPs and on the Resettled Households (Migration Policy Centre, May 2013) [text]
– English summary of a French-language research report by the ACP Observatory on Migration.

The Price of Fear (IRIN, May 2013) [text]
– Discusses fear of crime and gang violence.

Refugiados en México: Perfiles Sociodemográficos e Integración Social (UNHCR, 2012; launched May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Regional Publications on Syrians

“Forced Displacements from Syria or How to Institutionalize Regimes of Suffering,” ESIL Reflections, vol. 2, no. 6 (May 2013) [text]

The Past, Present and Future of Transnational Conflict in Jordan: A Study of Syrian Refugees in the Hashemite Kingdom, Masters Capstone Paper Project (Illinois State University, May 2013) [text]

Mission Report: An NGO Perspective on the Response to the Syria Crisis (ICVA & InterAction, May 2013) [text]

Multimedia Memo: Syria (UNHCR) [access]

People on the Move: ‘For many displaced Syrians, going back home is out of the question’ (Amnesty International, May 2013) [text]

Syria Refugees: Your Stories (Guardian Witness) [access]



New Regional Publications on Africa

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Africa

Destination Unknown: Eritrean Refugee Torture and Trafficking (NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Kampala Convention: Entry into Force (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2013) [access]

Libyans in North Africa Scared to Return Home (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

“Life in Transition: Ongoing Social and Economic Impacts of Internal Displacement on Young People in Liberia,” Georgetown Public Policy Review, vol. 18, no. 2 (Spring 2013) [full-text]

Returns to South and Central Somalia: A Violation of International Law (Amnesty International, May 2013) [text via Refworld]

Tales of the Unexpected (Inside Story, May 2013) [text]

Voices from Exile: Daily Realities and Future Prospects of Congolese and Burundian Refugees in the Great Lakes Region (Danish Refugee Council, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Disappearance of Sudan? Life in Khartoum for Citizens without Rights, Citizenship and Displacement in the Great Lakes Region, Working Paper, no. 9 (International Refugee Rights Initiative, May 2013) [textvia ReliefWeb]

Humanitarianism and the “National Order of Things”: Examining the Routinized Refugee Response in Eastern Cameroon, Honors Projects Paper, no. 17 (Macalester College, 2013) [text]

Maban Refugee Camps, South Sudan: Nutrition Survey Final Report (UNHCR et al., 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

République du Tchad: Mission conjointe d’évaluation de la situation des réfugiés soudanais, retournés tchadiens et la population locale dans la zone de Tissi au Sud-est du Tchad (WFP & FAO, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rejected from Refuge: Displaced Malians Face Eviction from Apartments They can no Longer Afford (IDMC Blog, May 2013) [text]