Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh keynote at 4th RLI Annual Conference

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presented the closing keynote speech at the 4th Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference, on the 5th of June 2019 at Senate House, University of London.

This year the conference’s special theme was ‘Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy,’ and Prof.  Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s keynote drew on our ERC-funded research to explore ‘South-South humanitarian responses to displacement: views from the Middle East.’

You can listen to Elena’s key note below:

‘The RLI Annual Conference offers a dedicated annual forum internationally to share and debate the latest research and cutting-edge developments in refugee protection. This conference builds on the success of the previous annual conferences that united academics, practitioners, policy-makers and students in considering pressing challenges to refugee law.’

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More of Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s keynotes and presentations can be found below:

Disasters at 40 Conference: Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Southern Responses’ PI, was invited to offer the forward-looking Keynote Address at the Disasters at 40 Conference convened by ODI in London, September 2017. Watch her Keynote below, and read the article based on her Keynote here.

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh was invited to present insights from her research at the UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges. You can read the text of Elena’s presentation, which highlighted the roles played by Southern-based local communities (including local faith communities) and refugees as key responders in displacement, here.

Further reading:

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Histories and spaces of Southern-led responses to displacement

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Southern Responses to Displacement: Background and introduction to our mini blog series.

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