Document Actions
  • Print
You are here: Home Multimedia Podcasts Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2007

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2007

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2007 (Running time: 67 minutes)

This podcast was recorded at the annual Harrell-Bond Lecture of the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), which was held on Wednesday 21 November 2007 at the University of Oxford’s Museum of Natural History. In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Refugee Studies Centre, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan gave the lecture and spoke on the subject of human rights and refugees. This recording of the 2007 Harrell-Bond Lecture is preceded by the introductory remarks to the lecture which were given by the RSC's Director, Professor Roger Zetter.

A pluralist, believing in consensus and respect for the other, His Royal Highness believes in societies in which all peoples can live, work and function in freedom and with dignity. This goal has been the moving force behind his interest and involvement in humanitarian and interfaith issues, with particular stress on the human dimension of conflicts. His Royal Highness has initiated, founded and is actively involved in a number of Jordanian and international institutes and committees. He co-chaired the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (ICIHI), 1983 and is currently President and Patron of the Arab Thought Forum. In September 2003, His Royal Highness was elected Chairman of an Independent Eminent Experts group, appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to implement the Declaration and Programme of Action of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance that took place in Durban in 2001. His Royal Highness is a founding member of the Parliament of Cultures which was established in Istanbul in July 2002. On his call for humanitarian and cultural outreach, His Royal Highness is currently working with American NGOs on a programme called Partners in Humanity, the aim of which is to carry out a series of activities that serve to improve understanding and build positive relationships between the Muslim world and the United States. Prince Hassan is the author of seven books.

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2010

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2010

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2010: Restoring rights: forced displacement, protection and humanitarian action. (Running time: 36 minutes)
Read more

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009: Beyond Blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced (Running time: 66 minutes)
Read more

creative commons logo (CC) BY-NC-ND This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

Photo of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal. Oxford, November 2007.

His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal. Oxford, 21 November 2007.

If your video does not start playing shortly, please ensure that you have JavaScript enabled and the latest version of Adobe Flash Player ( installed.
Further details…
How to Listen

Podcasts can be listened to in-page by clicking on the play button on the Soundcloud player. You can also download an MP3 file of the podcast by clicking on the download link in the player. Subscribe to our podcast series via Soundcloud.


To stay up to date with the latest podcasts from FMO, you can subscribe to our Podcasts RSS feed. What is RSS?


Forced Migration Online podcasts are also available free of charge via the iTunes store.

Last updated Sep 09, 2011