Statelessness Summer Course, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 4-8 August
The Statelessness Summer Course at Tilburg University in The Netherlands will offer a unique opportunity to learn about and reflect on the challenge that statelessness presents in the international legal system. Held 4-8 August, the Summer Course aims to enable people working in this and related fields—such as refugees, citizenship, human rights and anti-discrimination—to acquire new skills to better understand this problem. See the course announcement for more information and registration instructions.
CFMS Summer Institute, Northwestern University, USA, 1-7 June
The Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS) will host it’s annual Summer Institute 1-7 June at Northwestern University’s campus in Evanston, Illinois, USA. The Summer Institute is a rigorous week-long, non-degree earning certificate program that provides a forum to exchange ideas, build relationships, develop new approaches and policy recommendations and learn about new developments in the field. Past participants have included government officials, non-governmental organization personnel, university faculty and graduate students (select advanced undergraduate students may seek permission to attend). Applicants must have good to excellent English speaking and reading skills.
The 2014 Summer Institute on The Refugee Status Determination Process introduces participants to the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol refugee regime, the international legal basis for refugee status and the variations in how UNHCR and authorities in different countries determine whether an asylum-seeker is eligible for refugee status, with a particular focus on the United States. Register here.
RSC course on Statelessness and International Law, Oxford, UK, 17-18 May
The Refugee Studies Centre at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, will be hosting a two-day non-residential course focusing on statelessness on 17-18 May. The issue of statelessness has risen considerably on the agenda of the UN, regional institutions, governments and civil society. There is also an increasing body of theoretical and empirical research looking at citizenship and lack thereof from various perspectives. It is within this context that the Refugee Studies Centre will offer its third short course on statelessness and international law, aiming to examine the causes, consequences and remedies for statelessness around the world. Click here for more information and to apply for the course.
Course on Health and Humanitarian Responses in Complex Emergencies, Oxford, UK, 17-18 May
Complex emergencies can result in movements of populations, widespread malnutrition, disease, mental illness, suffering and other outcomes that trigger humanitarian responses from a wide range of national and international actors. The Refugee Studies Centre at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, will host a two-day short course on 17-18 May critically examining the normative frameworks for humanitarian responses in addressing the health and well-being of populations in complex emergencies. Alternative approaches to complex emergencies will also be presented and assessed. Click here for more information and to apply for the course.
The International Summer School in Forced Migration, Oxford, UK, 7-25 July
The International Summer School in Forced Migration fosters dialogue between academics, practitioners and policymakers working to improve the situation of refugees and forced migrants. The program offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. Now in its 25th year, the three-week course combines the very best of Oxford University’s academic excellence with a stimulating and participatory method of critical learning and reflection. Please click here for more information and to apply. For enquiries, please contact Heidi El-Megrisi.
Refugee Rights Leadership Training workshop, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-15 June
Asylum Access and the University of York will hold a Refugee Rights Leadership Training workshop 13-15 June in Geneva, Switzerland, prior to UNHCR’s Annual Consultations with NGOs. The workshop is an opportunity for refugee response practitioners to further the refugee rights movement by critically reflecting on the most recent developments in the field. Information about how to apply will be available soon.