Nov 2018

November has been a busy month for Southern Responses PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and RA, Dr Estella Carpi.

On the 9th of November Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Dr Carpi contributed to the Humanising Refugee Research workshop at the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), University of Oxford, and shared  critical reflections on approaches to refugee research and the roles of decolonial, anticolonial & postcolonial theories and methodologies.

On Monday the 12th of November Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh gave a presentation at the Transregional Studies Lecture Series: Emerging Regional Powers and South-South Interventions at the Arnold-Bergstraesser Institute in Germany.

And on the 13th and 14th of November Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh attended the UNHCR consultation in Geneva to discuss the set up of a new academic network as part of the new global compact on refugees.

May 2018

On May 31st 2018, Southern Responses PI Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and RA Dr Estella Carpi will convene a conference as part of the  UCL Humanitarian Institute Evening Conference Series on the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

“South-South Humanitarianism: New Aims, Old Challenges​”

This event will draw together a group of renowned international experts to debate different perspectives on the importance of making the Sustainable Development Goals and the South-South Cooperation framework uphold and actively promote the well-being and dignity of people affected by conflict and displacement across the global South.

For details of the event and to book a free place please visit our Eventbrite page:   “South-South Humanitarianism: New Aims, Old Challenges​” 

June 2018

On June 5-7 2018 Southern Responses RA Estella Carpi will present a paper titled ‘The Displacement of Religious Authorities from Syria and its implications for Community Responses to Crisis’ at the Faith Leaders and Communities:  Influence, Engagement and Channels of Hope Research Workshop organised by World Vision in Amsterdam.

The Soutern Responses to Displacement team will also convene a panel on ‘Soutern-led Responses to Displacement in the MENA Region at the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) conference, which will take place at Kings College London.

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