Special graduate student workshop on Refugee Movements and Refugee Policy
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Special graduate student workshop on Refugee Movements and Refugee Policy

Thursday, February 15, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration invites graduate student applicants for an-all day workshop on Refugee Movements and Refugee Policy. Immediately preceding a one day conference on the same topic, the workshop is designed to take advantage of the presence of an international and interdisciplinary group of refugee scholars to provide graduate-level instruction on this essential topic, but one that is rarely addressed by courses offered on our campus. 

To be led by three visitors – Claire Higgins, School of Law, University of New South Wales (Australia); Hans Lucht, Danish Institute for International Studies; and Nando Sigona, Department of Social Policy, Sociology, and Criminology – the workshop will focus on three distinctive issues in refugee research:

·       Pathways of refugee protection

·       Human smuggling and border control

·       Migration and citizenship

Background readings, involving roughly 2 articles per session, will be assigned.

The workshop is designed for graduate students at any level across the social sciences. While the workshop is particularly oriented towards students currently working on refugee issues or planning to do so in the future, it will be entirely relevant to students on any range of migration phenomena. The workshop is open to graduate students from any institution in southern California, though priority will be given to UCLA graduate students.

To ensure that numbers remain appropriate for seminar-style participation, participation will be by application only. Students should upload a one page letter describing your research interests and the reasons why you wish to participate in the workshop, along with a one page c.v. at the following site: https://ucla.in/2qkqR06. Lunch will be served. While participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, we understand that schedules may not permit. If attendance throughout the day is not feasible, applicants should indicate which sessions they plan to attend.

Applications due by January 29.


The workshop is organized by the Center for the Study of International Migration, thanks to the very generous support of the Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership.  Additional support is generously provided by the International Institute, the Department of Sociology, the Canadian Studies Center, and the Center for European and Russian Studies.

Sponsor(s): Center for the Study of International Migration, Canadian Studies Program, Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA International Institute, Sociology

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