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The Arab Spring and Beyond: Human Mobility, Forced Migration and Institutional Responses
Interview with Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at Oxford (which hosts FMO), we are beginning this series of podcasts with a collection of conversations with prominent academics, in which they discuss the evolution the field of refugee and forced migration studies. The first of these is with the founder and former Director of the RSC, Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond.
Interview with Professor Elizabeth Colson
In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work in anthropology addresses politics, religion, social organisation, social change, migration, anthropological history, and theory and the ethnography of Africa and North America. Colson is best know for her field work with the Gwembe Tonga of Zambia which began in 1956, through the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute as a control study of the social change caused by forced resettlement. All of Colson’s work is solidly anchored in ethnography and through it she has made theoretical contributions to the subdisciplines of applied development and political anthropology. Colson was also one of a group of academics that played an important role in consolidating the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford in its early years, working closely with the former director, Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond and the development officer at the time, Belinda Allan. Dr Anna Schmidt is a political scientist who gained her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2007: HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan
This podcast was recorded at the Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture which was on Wednesday 21 November 2007 at the University of Oxford’s Museum of Natural History. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Refugee Studies Centre, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan gave the lecture and spoke on the subject of human rights and refugees.
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 1
This podcast was recorded at first plenary event of the 11th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Monday 7th January 2008 in Cairo, Egypt. Emerging patterns of irregularity and their effects among migrants and refugees in the Middle East: Chaired by Nancy Baron, including Philippe Fargues, Mike Kagan, Ray Jureidini, Barbara Harrell-Bond and Gleb Bazov.
Human Displacement and Climate Change in International Law
This podcast was recorded at the first of The Hague Debates on Thursday, 22 May 2008 in the Peace Palace and is entitled ‘When home gets too hot: Human Displacement and Climate Change in International Law’. The debate features Professor Roger Zetter, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre.
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 2
This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The second plenary event began with the keynote address ‘Palestine refugees in the contemporary context: a view from UNRWA’ by Karen Abu Zayd, Commissioner General of UNRWA followed by a panel discussion ‘The situation of refugees in the Middle East’ chaired by Maysa Ayoub, and including Helen Young, Patricia Fagen and Shahira Samy.
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 3
This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The third plenary event included a panel discussion ‘Regions at the Crossroads: Transregional Forced Migration’ chaired by Susan Martin, with presentations by Mark Schlakman, Aicha Belarbi, Jeffrey Crisp and Ahmet Icduygu and Susan Kneebone.
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 5
This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The fifth plenary event began with a commemoration of the Journal of Refugee Studies’ 20th Anniversary by Barbara Harrell-Bond and Richard Black, followed by a review of the conference by IASFM 11 Rapporteur John Nassari.
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2011
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2011: Waiting for solutions in uncertain times: Palestine refugees in the Middle East context. (Running time 52:42 minutes)
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 4
This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The fourth plenary event began with poetry readings by Mehmet Yashin and Stephanos Stephanides, followed by a panel discussion ‘The Voices of the Displaced in Forced Migration Research’ chaired by Elzbieta Gozdziak, with Eftihia Voutira, Giorgia Doná, Arild Birkenes and Zachary Lomo as the panelists.
Iraqis in Jordan
This podcast was recorded in Amman, Jordan in December 2007 with additional interviews recorded in February 2008. The Amman recordings include interviews with a number of Iraqis now living in Jordan from a range of backgrounds and current situations. The podcast includes comments from Rana Sweis UNHCR, Amman and Dana Graber Ladek International Organisation for Migration (IMO), Iraq.
Interview with Óscar F. Gil-García
In this podcast Óscar F. Gil-García is in conversation with Sean Loughna. The photographic exhibition 'Guatemalan forced migration: the politics of care in representing refugees' is a collaboration between photographer, Manuel Gil, and doctoral research student in Sociology, Óscar Gil. It explores the mechanisms of representation used for forced migrants that stage appropriate refugee identities to justify the need for humanitarian care. The exhibition explores these issues through photo-documentary work with indigenous Guatemalan forced migrants living in the former refugee camp of La Gloria in the state of Chiapas in Mexico. The photos and details about their findings and perspectives can also be viewed on Forced Migration Online: http://www.forcedmigration.org/photos/guatemala/
Reputational Hazard: Rescuing Refugees in the Era of Illegal Immigration and Terrorism
This podcast was recorded at a lecture organised by the Refugee Studies Centre and sponsored by Clifford Chance, the event was held on Wednesday 18th June 2008 at the offices of Clifford Chance, London. Lord Malloch-Brown, Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the UN gave the lecture which was entitled ‘Reputational Hazard: Rescuing Refugees in the Era of Illegal Immigration and Terrorism’.
Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2008
The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture was on Wednesday 21st May 2008 at Somerville College, University of Oxford. Professor James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University gave the lecture on the subject of Zomia: The Last Great Enclosure Movement and Stateless Peoples in Southeast Asia.
RSC Astor Lecture (MP3 audio): Obama's policy challenges and the future of US immigration
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Astor Lecture which was on Thursday 5th March 2009 at Rewley House, University of Oxford. Professor Audrey Singer, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution gave the lecture on the subject of Obama's policy challenges and the future of US immigration.
RSC Astor Lecture (iTunes Enhanced version): Obama's policy challenges and the future of US immigration
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Astor Lecture which was on Thursday 5th March 2009 at Rewley House, University of Oxford. Professor Audrey Singer, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution gave the lecture on the subject of Obama's policy challenges and the future of US immigration.
Kurdish Forced Migration in Turkey
This podcast was recorded in May 2008 and presents an overview of Kurdish forced migration in Turkey with a particular focus on forced migration in the 1990s. The work also covers the issue of Kurdish identity in the Turkish state. The podcast includes comments from Prof Joost Jongerden, Dr David Cuthell and Mustafa Gündoğdu as well as displaced Kurds in Diyarbakir and Istanbul.
Escaping North Korea
This podcast was recorded at a talk and book signing by the author Mike Kim which was on Tuesday 10th March 2009 at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. The talk was on the subject of 'Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country'.
Sahrawi Disappeared: Dr Dawn Chatty: The Sahrawis
Dr Dawn Chatty, Deputy Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford talks about The Sahrawis.
Sahrawi Disappeared
This podcast was recorded between September 2002 and October 2007 in Algeria, Switzerland and the UK. The podcast includes comments from Philip Luther, Amnesty International, Christian Viret, BIRDHSO and Sidi Omar, Polisario representative to the UK and Ireland as well as former Sahrawi disappeared Daoud El Khadir and other Sahrawis with family members still missing.
IGS Kaberry Lecture: Peace and Reconstruction in the Middle East: Where are the Women?
This podcast was recorded at the International Gender Studies Centre’s Kaberry Commemorative Lecture which was on Thursday 27th May 2009 at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. The Rt Honourable Professor The Baroness Afshar gave the lecture on the subject of Peace and Reconstruction in the Middle East: Where are the Women?
IASFM 12 Conference: Boundaries of Identity
This podcast was recorded at the second plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Tuesday 30th June 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Chaired by John Nassari, including Chris Dolan, Gaim Kibreab, Olga Dimitriou and Deidre Clancy.
IASFM 12 Conference: Boundaries of Policy
This podcast was recorded at the third plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Wednesday 1st July 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Chaired by Martin Jones, including Alice Bloch, Jeff Crisp and Marjoleine Zieck.
Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis: Opening address: Protection space
This podcast was recorded at the opening address of the Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis: Responding to the Challenges of a Changing World conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (in collaboration with the Humanitarian Policy Group) on Tuesday 22th September 2009 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Presented by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR.
IASFM 12 Conference: Boundaries of Community
This podcast was recorded at the fourth plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Thursday 2nd July 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Chaired by Paula Banjerjee, including Peter Schatzer, Helen Muggeridge, Anneliese Baldaccini and Patricia Coelho.
Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis: Plenary 1
This podcast was recorded at the first semi-plenary session of the Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (in collaboration with the Humanitarian Policy Group) on Tuesday 22th September 2009 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Presented by Zachary Lomo, Former Director of the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, Uganda; Doctoral Candidate in international law and refugees at Cambridge University
IASFM 12 Conference: State of Forced Migration Address
This podcast was recorded at opening address of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Sunday 29th June 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Presented by Dr. Nicholas Van Hear, University of Oxford.
Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis: Plenary 2
This podcast was recorded at the second plenary session of the Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis: Responding to the Challenges of a Changing World conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (in collaboration with the Humanitarian Policy Group) on Wednesday 23rd September 2009 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Presented by Dr Zonke Majodina, Member of the UN Human Rights Committee and outgoing Deputy Chairperson & Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and Naomi Kikoler, Research Fellow, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis: Plenary 3
This podcast was recorded at the third plenary session of the Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis: Responding to the Challenges of a Changing World conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (in collaboration with the Humanitarian Policy Group) on Thursday 24th September 2009 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Presented by Professor David Keen, Professor of Complex Emergencies, London School of Economics and Marc DuBois, Médecins Sans Frontières - UK.
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009 (MP3 audio): Beyond Blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture which was on Wednesday 18th November 2009 at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford. The Harrell-Bond Lecture is held annually in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, founding former director of the Centre and of the academic field of refugee studies or forced migration studies. Jan Egeland, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and currently director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs gave the 2009 lecture on the subject of 'Beyond Blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced'.
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009 (iTunes Enhanced version): Beyond Blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture which was on Wednesday 18th November 2009 at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford. The Harrell-Bond Lecture is held annually in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, founding former director of the Centre and of the academic field of refugee studies or forced migration studies. Jan Egeland, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and currently director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs gave the 2009 lecture on the subject of 'Beyond Blankets: in search of political deals and durable solutions for the displaced'.
Romani Mobilities in Europe: Plenary 1: The Europeanisation of the Roma issue
This podcast was recorded at the first plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (made possible by a grant from the John Fell Oxford University Press Fund and the generous support of ERSTE Foundation) on Thursday 14th January 2010 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Chaired by Dr Nando Sigona, Refugee Studies Centre "Between Europeanisation and Discrimination: the Roma as a special focus of EU policy" Presented by Prof Peter Vermeersch, University of Leuven "EU Roma initiatives: alternative approaches" Presented by Dr Will Guy, University of Bristol "Migrations and their impact on the Romani political movement in the early 1990s" Presented by Prof Yaron Matras, University of Manchester "Challenges related to Roma migration and freedom of movement" Presented by Michael Guet, Council of Europe
Romani Mobilities in Europe: Plenary 2: Migration, mobility and Identity
This podcast was recorded at the second plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (made possible by a grant from the John Fell Oxford University Press Fund and the generous support of ERSTE Foundation) on Wednesday 23rd January 2010 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Chaired by Prof Judith Okely, University of Oxford "Balkan Romani Music in Transit: Production, Consumption, and Appropriation" Presented by Prof Carol Silverman, University of Oregon "Theorising Mobility: Migration, nomadism, and the social reconstruction of ethnicity" Presented by Thomas Acton, University of Greenwich "Gypsy/Roma European Migrations from 15th century till nowadays" Presented by Prof Elena Marushiakova & Prof Vesselin Popov, Studii Romani "Anti-diaspora and Anatolian exceptionalism: the Romani movement in Turkey, 2002-10" Presented by Dr Adrian Marsh, University of Greenwich
Romani Mobilities in Europe: Plenary 3: Activism, advocacy and research: Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in the UK and Europe
This podcast was recorded at the third plenary session of the Romani Mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (made possible by a grant from the John Fell Oxford University Press Fund and the generous support of ERSTE Foundation) on Thursday 15th January 2010 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Chaired by Dr Nando Sigona, Refugee Studies Centre "Migration of Roma as a trigger for policy making at the European level: an insider view" Nicolae Gheorghe, consultant "A day in the life of the Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group" Siobhan Spencer MBE, Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group "Romano Bumburumbum and the Roma projects at New Londoners" Agnieszka Walsh, Children’s Society
The Relocation of Young Uyghur Women in China
In this podcast the issue of the transfer of young Uyghur women in China is discussed. Dr. Michael Dillon, visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, Omer Kanat, Uyghur Service at Radio Free Asia, Amy Reger, Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) and Enver Tohti, chairman of the UK Uighur Association talk about the impact the Chinese government programme is having on the women that have been moved to eastern China from their Uyghur muslim society in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of north west China.
Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance: Keynote address
This podcast was recorded at the Regional Presentation of the Forced Migration Policy Briefing on 'Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance', which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre and the Regional Human Security Centre (RHSC) on 13th April 2010 in Amman, Jordan. Keynote address by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.
Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance: Session 1
This podcast was recorded at the Regional Presentation of the Forced Migration Policy Briefing on 'Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance', which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre and the Regional Human Security Centre (RHSC) on 13th April 2010 in Amman, Jordan. Chaired by Dr Nasir Al-Samaraie, Adviser to the Iraq Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross “Security, risk of on-going conflict and displacement” "Enhancing the protection of Iraqi refugees in Jordan” (in Arabic) Presented by Mr Abed El-Baset Al Kabariti, Ministry of Interior, Government of Jordan "Meeting assistance needs of Iraqi refugees and seeking durable solutions to their displacement" Presented by Mr Arafat Jamal, UNHCR Deputy Representative in Jordan
Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance: Session 2
This podcast was recorded at the Regional Presentation of the Forced Migration Policy Briefing on 'Iraq's refugees - beyond tolerance', which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre and the Regional Human Security Centre (RHSC) on 13th April 2010 in Amman, Jordan. Chaired by Professor Adel Tweissi, Secretary General of the Higher Council of Science and Technology “Enhancing the protection of Iraqi refugees in Jordan” (in Arabic) Presented by Mr Abed El-Baset Al Kabariti, Ministry of Interior, Government of Jordan “تعزيز حماية اللاجئين العراقيين في الأردن” السيد عبدالباسط الكباريتي، وزارة الداخلية، الحكومة الأردنية “Meeting assistance needs of Iraqi refugees and seeking durable solutions to their displacement” Presented by Mr Arafat Jamal, UNHCR Deputy Representative in Jordan "Addressing key issues in Iraq to offer conditions for safe return of displaced Iraqis" Presented by Ms Liana Paris, Displacement Monitoring Officer, IOM Iraq Mission
Sudan in the late 1980s: A personal view from the Oxfam Archive
This podcast is the first part of a recording made on 25 August 2005 as part of the Oxfam Archive Oral History project and is an interview with Maurice Herson, Editor of Forced Migration Review and previously Deputy Humanitarian Director and Head of Humanitarian Programme Advisory Team at Oxfam. Maurice left Oxfam in December 2004 after nearly 17 years with Oxfam. He made a huge and lasting contribution during this time which was largely with the Emergencies (later Humanitarian) Department. Maurice had many interesting and challenging times with Oxfam including in the Sudan and in the Great Lakes crisis of the mid-1990s. The interview was carried out by John Magrath who has worked for Oxfam since 1985, in a variety of communications and research roles. He was Press Office Manager during the Great Lakes crisis.
Rwanda and the Great Lakes: A personal view from the Oxfam Archive
This podcast is the second part of a recording made on 25 August 2005 as part of the Oxfam Archive Oral History project and is an interview with Maurice Herson, Editor of Forced Migration Review and previously Deputy Humanitarian Director and Head of Humanitarian Programme Advisory Team at Oxfam. Maurice left Oxfam in December 2004 after nearly 17 years with Oxfam. He made a huge and lasting contribution during this time which was largely with the Emergencies (later Humanitarian) Department. Maurice had many interesting and challenging times with Oxfam including in the Sudan and in the Great Lakes crisis of the mid-1990s. The interview was carried out by John Magrath who has worked for Oxfam since 1985, in a variety of communications and research roles. He was Press Office Manager during the Great Lakes crisis.
Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2010 (MP3 audio)
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture which was on Wednesday 26th May 2010 at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. The Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held annually in honour of Professor Elizabeth Colson, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University gave this years lecture on the subject of 'The complexity of Powerlessness: What makes human rights law perform?'.
International Summer School in Forced Migration 2010: Endnote Lecture
This podcast was recorded at the Endnote Lecture of the Refugee Studies Centre’s International Summer School in Forced Migration which was on Friday 23rd July 2010 at Wadham College, University of Oxford. Dennis McNamara, Humanitarian Adviser, at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva (former Special Adviser to the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator) gave this years Endnote Lecture on the subject of Protection.
Faith-based humanitarianism: Improving responses: distinctiveness, partnership and professionalism
This podcast was recorded at the evening lecture of the Refugee Studies Centre's workshop on faith-based humanitarianism: the response of faith-based communities and faith-based organisations in the context of forced migration which was on Tuesday 22th September 2010 at The Vaults, University Church of St Marys, Oxford. The talk given by Elizabeth Ferris, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy & Co-Director, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement was on the subject of ‘Improving responses: distinctiveness, partnership and professionalism’.
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2010: Restoring rights: forced displacement, protection and humanitarian action
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture which was on Wednesday 13th October 2010 at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford. The Harrell-Bond Lecture is held annually in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, founding former director of the Centre and of the academic field of refugee studies or forced migration studies. António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees gave the 2010 lecture on the subject of forced displacement, protection and humanitarian action.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Refugees, Exiles and other Forced Migrants in the late Ottoman Empire
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s first Wednesday Public Seminar of Hilary Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 19th January 2011 at Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Dr Dawn Chatty, spoke on the subject of Refugees, Exiles and other Forced Migrants in the late Ottoman Empire.
Protecting Palestinian children from political violence
This podcast was recorded at a launch event for the fifth Refugee Studies Centre Policy Briefing which was held on Thursday 30th September 2010 at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, London. The talk given by Dr Jason Hart and Claudia Lo Forte, was on the subject of the Policy Briefing – 'Protecting Palestinian children from political violence: the role of the international community'.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Citizenship, autochthony and the question of forced migration
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's second Wednesday Public Seminar of Hilary Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 26th January 2011 at Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Nira Yuval-Davis, spoke on the subject of Citizenship, autochthony and the question of forced migration.
Where are the Foundations for a Democratic Future for Colombia?
Recorded during the two day workshop, "A Non-Negotiated Solution to the Colombian Conflict?", this panel discussion focuses on democracy in Colombia and the challenges that are posed by armed conflict. Dr. León Valencia, a prominent political activist and civil society leader led the discussion. Dr Valencia argues that it is inaccurate to portray the Colombian state simply as the victim of illegal armed groups, as some political leaders have broken with the Colombian constitution, and with the ideal of democracy.
Memoria, Víctimas y Reparación: ¿Cuál es su rol en la construcción de una paz sostenible?
Este podcast tiene como tema central el papel de la memoria en el proceso de reconstrucción de comunidad política y de democracia en Colombia, centrándose en tres aspectos fundamentales: la centralidad de las víctimas y de la población civil en los nuevos contextos políticos y culturales, los escenarios de provisión de verdad y de memoria, y la relación entre memoria y justicia.
¿Dónde se Hayan los Cimientos de la Democracia en Colombia?
Este podcast del Dr Valencia versa sobre democracia en Colombia.
The role of gender change in building a non violent Colombia?
Speaking at the two day workshop, "A Non-Negotiated Solution to the Colombian Conflict?", Dr. Virginia Bouvier talks about the role of gender change in building a non-violent Colombia, including the implications of greater equality for peace, democracy and security.
Una solución no negociada al conflicto colombiano: ¿Que significaría para la paz sostenible y el desarrollo?
Este podcast del Dr Molano versa sobre los procesos de paz en Colombia, analizando el intrincado contexto histórico, político y social como telón de fondo.
Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2010 (iTunes Enhanced version)
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture which was on Wednesday 26th May 2010 at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. The Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held annually in honour of Professor Elizabeth Colson, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University gave this years lecture on the subject of 'The complexity of Powerlessness: What makes human rights law perform?'.
RSC Astor Lecture: Gendered Violence and the Politics of Memory in Sudan’s Conflict Zones
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's 2nd Astor Lecture which was on Tuesday 25th January 2011 at The Taylor Institute, University of Oxford. Sondra Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) gave the lecture on the subject of Gendered Violence and the Politics of Memory in Sudan’s Conflict Zones.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Reconciling integration and return: Rethinking Palestinian Refugeehood
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s third Wednesday Public Seminar of Hilary Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 2nd February 2011 at Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Ruba Salih, spoke on the subject of Reconciling integration and return: Rethinking Palestinian Refugeehood.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: 'Collective amnesia' - refugees and the problem of History
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's fourth Wednesday Public Seminar of Hilary Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 9th February 2011 at Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Philip Marfleet, spoke on the subject of 'Collective amnesia' - refugees and the problem of History.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Refugees and the Definition of Syria
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's fifth Wednesday Public Seminar of Hilary Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 16th February 2011 at Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Benjamin White, spoke on the subject of Refugees and the Definition of Syria.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Is deportation a form of forced migration?
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s seventh Wednesday Public Seminar of Hilary Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 2nd March 2011 at Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Matthew Gibney, spoke on the subject of ‘Is deportation a form of forced migration?’.
North Africa in transition: Session 1
This podcast was recorded at the first session of the North Africa in transition: Mobility, forced migration and humanitarian crises workshop, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre and the International Migration Institute on Friday 6th May 2010 at Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
North Africa in transition: Session 2
This podcast was recorded at the second session of the North Africa in transition: Mobility, forced migration and humanitarian crises workshop, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre and the International Migration Institute on Friday 6th May 2011 at Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Conflict and displacement in Southern Sudan
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s first Wednesday Public Seminar of Trinity Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 18th May 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Jon Bennett, spoke on the subject of ‘Conflict and displacement in Southern Sudan: findings from a new evaluation of international assistance’.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Transnationalism: a fourth durable solution?
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s third Wednesday Public Seminar of Trinity Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 1st June 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Dr Laura Hammond, spoke on the subject of ‘Transnationalism: a fourth durable solution?’.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Negotiating local emplacement: the silent integration of refugees on the Zambian-Angolan borderlands
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s second Wednesday Public Seminar of Trinity Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 25th May 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Dr Oliver Bakewell, spoke on the subject of ‘Negotiating local emplacement: the silent integration of refugees on the Zambian-Angolan borderlands’.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Beyond conventional solutions to the refugee problem: mobility as a strategy for Afghans
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s fourth Wednesday Public Seminar of Trinity Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 8th June 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Professor Alessandro Monsutti, spoke on the subject of ‘Beyond conventional solutions to the refugee problem: mobility as a strategy for Afghans’.
Responding to protracted refugee situations: Lessons from a decade of discussion
On 23 June 2011, the RSC launched its sixth Policy Briefing on 'Responding to protracted refugee situations: lessons from a decade of discussion' at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva. The joint presentation by Dr James Milner and Prof Gil Loescher was followed by an intervention from Dr Jeff Crisp, the Head of UNHCR Policy Development and Evaluation Service.
Protracted Sahrawi Displacement: Challenges and opportunities beyond displacement
On 24 June 2011, the RSC launched its seventh Policy Briefing on 'Protracted Sahrawi displacement: Challenges and opportunities beyond encampment' at UNHCR in Geneva. The presentation by Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh was followed by interventions from Mr Yacoub El Hillo, the Director of UNHCR Middle East and North Africa Bureau and Mr Yahia Buhobeini, the President of the Sahrawi Red Crescent.
Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2011: The vanishing truth of refugees
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture which was on Wednesday 15th June 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held annually in honour of Professor Elizabeth Colson, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, gave this years lecture on the subject of 'The vanishing truth of refugees'.
IASFM 13 Conference: Opening plenary
This podcast was recorded at the opening plenary event of the 13th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Sunday 3rd July 2011 and hosted by the Refugee Law Project (RLP), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
IASFM 13 Conference: State of the Field of Forced Migration Studies
This podcast was recorded at the 13th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, on Sunday 3rd July 2011. The event was hosted by the Refugee Law Project (RLP), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
IASFM 13 Conference: Governance, Gender, Sexuality and Forced Migration
This podcast was recorded at the 13th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, on Monday 4th July 2011. The event was hosted by the Refugee Law Project (RLP), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
IASFM 13 Conference: Closing Rapporteur's Report
This podcast was recorded at the 13th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, on Wednesday 6th July 2011. The event was hosted by the Refugee Law Project (RLP), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Stateless diasporas and migration and citizenship regimes in the EU
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre on Wednesday 12 October 2011, University of Oxford. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Convention of the Reduction of Statelessness, Refugee Studies Centre in association with the Leverhulme-funded Oxford Diasporas programme, devoted the RSC Public Seminar Series Michaelmas term to explore contemporary statelessness in international and national areas. The first lecture were delivered by Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Dr Nando Sigona (Refugee Studies Centre and Oxford Diasporas Programme researchers) on ‘Stateless diasporas and immigration and citizenship regimes in the EU’.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: International Law and Statelessness in the 21st Century
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre’s second Wednesday Public Seminar of Michaelmas Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 19th October 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Laura van Waas, Tilburg Law School, the Netherlands, spoke on the subject of ‘International Law and Statelessness in the 21st Century’.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: The re-invention of the Kurdishness through the transnational Kurdish media
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's fifth Wednesday Public Seminar of Michaelmas Term 2011, which was on Wednesday 9 November 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The lecture was given by Dr Janroj Keles, London Metropolitan University.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Caribbean diasporas and statelessness
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's seventh Wednesday Public Seminar of Michaelmas Term 2011 on Wednesday 23 November 2011 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The lecture was given by Bridget Wooding, Observatorio Migrantes del Caribe, San Domingo.
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: The resistance of the Erased: "You cannot fight the system alone"
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre Wednesday Public Seminar of Michaelmas Term 2011 on 30 November 2011. The lecture was given by Jelka Zorn, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Environmental Displacement: Future scenarios and modes of protection re-examined
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 18 January 2012 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Professor Brad Blitz, Kingston University.
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Environmental Displacement: Environmental Displacement and the Challenge of Rights Protection
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 25 January 2012 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Professor Roger Zetter, University of Oxford.
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Migration as an Environmental Policy: pitfalls, opportunities and rhetorics
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wedneday 1 February 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Dr Francois Gemenne, Science Po, Paris.
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Seeing the Person in the Problem: a practitioners perspective on justice the environment and displacement
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 8 February 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Ms Hannah Smith, Climate Outreach and Information Network.
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Social Scientific Approaches to Equivocal Issue-Areas: the case of the 'environmental migration' nexus
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 15 February 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Mr Calum Nicholson, Swansea University, UK.
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Pre-Empting Race: climate change, migration and the future-conditional
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 22 February 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Dr Andrew Baldwin, Durham University, UK.
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Climate Change and Organisational Change in UNHCR and IOM
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 29 February 2012 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Nina Hall, University of Oxford.
RSC Public Seminars 2012: Conceptualising Structure and Agency in Environmental Displacement
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 7 March 2012 at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Dr Hein de Haas
RSC Special Seminar 2012: ‘How far does non-refoulement go? A discussion on Hirsi v Italy’
Unlocking Protracted Displacement of Refugees and IDPs: Welcome and Introduction
Unlocking Protracted Displacement of Refugees and IDPs: Somali and Iraqi displacements & policy responses. A workshop co-hosted by Refugee Studies Centre and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at UNHCR London office.
Unlocking Protracted Displacement of Refugees and IDPs: Iraqi case
Unlocking Protracted Displacement of Refugees and IDPs: Somali case
Unlocking Protracted Displacement of Refugees and IDPs: Policy overview
The Arab Spring and Beyond: Human Mobility, Forced Migration and Institutional Responses
Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2012
Professor Alessandro Monsutti
The Future of International Cooperation on Refugee Protection
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 9 May 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Dr Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo.
The perfect storm: the challange of EU obligations on reception of asylum seekers and European human rights norms
This podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 16 May 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Elspeth Guild (Radboud University Nijmegen and Queen Mary University).
Accessing international protection in Europe: can EU policy be reconciled with EU law?
The podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Violeta Moreno-Lax (University of Oxford).
Transnational refugee law and the Common European Asylum System
The podcast of the Refugee Studies Centre's Public Seminar Series was recorded on Wednesday 30 May 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The seminar was delivered by Helene Lambert (University of Westminster).
Displacement, transitional justice and reconciliation: assumptions, challenges and lessons
Contemporary humanitarian action and the role of Southern actors: key trends and debates
Michaelmas Public Seminars: Deportation, crime and the changing character of membership in the United Kingdom
Special lecture: Migration consequences of complex crises
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