Guest Blog: The Private Sector and Refugee Protection: Beyond the Photo Ops, It’s Time for Checks and Balances

By Jenny Allsopp|March 6, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Guest blog by Suzy Nelson-Pollard. Suzy Nelson-Pollard is a researcher working with the Norwegian Refugee Council based in Panama. She is currently leading a research project on the humanitarian needs of displaced people in the North of Central America, providing bi-monthly situation and response reports to the Regional Protection Group. She has an MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration from the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London, and

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Guest Blog: Lessons for Brexit Britain: A Short History of Irish Migration Controversies 

By Jenny Allsopp|February 1, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Guest blog by Professor Louise Ryan. Professor Louise Ryan is Co-Director of the Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She has published extensively on migration across Europe including on highly skilled migrants. Louise is also interested in social network analysis and visualisation methods. Her books include Gendering Migration (2008) with Wendy Webster and Migrant Capital (2015) with Umut Erel and Alessio D’Angelo. ‘Immigration menace’ ‘These immigrants account for

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Guest Blog: Migrants’ Timeless Tales: A Visit to Bremerhaven’s German Emigration Centre

By Jenny Allsopp|January 3, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Guest blog by Dr Hamza Safouane. Dr Hamza Safouane obtained a PhD in Planning, Governance and Globalization from Virginia Tech in 2018. His dissertation was on forced migrants’ journey narratives and was based on semi-structured interviews with refugees and asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as field observations in several reception centers in Hamburg, Germany. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Helmut Schmidt University

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Guest Blog: Becoming Better ‘Border Crossers’? Collaborations and Transformations across the Arts and Social Sciences

By Jenny Allsopp|January 3, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Guest blog by Saša Rajšić. Saša Rajšić is an independent artist and researcher from Karlovac, Croatia. Like thousands of fellow Serbs from Croatia, he fled his country during the war in Yugoslavia and lived as a refugee in Serbia before immigrating to Canada in 2005. Rajšić studied at OCAD University in Toronto and the University of the Arts Helsinki. Recently, he presented his work at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in

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Guest Blog: Towards Multi-centred Research on Migration: Reflections from Delhi, India

By Louisa Brain|December 13, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Guest blog by Dr Jessica Field. Jessica is an Assistant Professor in the Jindal School of International Affairs at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India. Her research focuses on international humanitarian history and forced migration in South Asia. Earlier this year, I joined colleagues from across South Asia and Europe to discuss global migration as part of the LIDC-MLT’s Global Migration Conversations initiative. Attendees were invited to reflect on a few

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Guest Blog: Introducing Kenya’s Migrant and Refugee Artists: Examples of Hope and Creativity

By Louisa Brain|November 30, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Guest blog and artwork by Victor Ndula. Victor is a local and international award winning editorial cartoonist, illustrator and comic artist who lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a visual artist mentor under UNHCR’s Artists for Refugees programme.   Migration if often seen as an unfortunate phenomenon, however, I am a beneficiary of a less tragic form of migration. For me, migration is synonymous with creativity and

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Welcome to the LIDC Migration Leadership Team Blog

By blogs|November 1, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Hello, and welcome to the very first London International Development Centre – Migration Leadership Team blog! The LIDC-MLT was established by a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council and Arts and Humanities Research Council to develop a strategy for funding research on migration that brings together the social sciences, humanities and arts, promotes effective and equitable partnerships, and seeks to generate lasting impact. The Team is led by

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