The team gathers for the first project meeting, 12 September 2016 (c) A. Greatrick

On 12 September 2016 we launched our new AHRC-ESRC funded research project (one of the first grants awarded under the new Global Challenges Research Fund) as part of the PaCCS research Programme. Our first project meeting brought together the core research team of investigators (Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (PI), Alastair Ager, Anna Rowlands and Lyndsey Stonebridge) alongside representatives of our project partners, collaborators and advisers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of undertaking this important and complex research project. Many thanks to everyone who joined us in person and online for their invaluable comments and suggestions throughout our first meeting.

From left to right:  Fernando Espada from Save the Children’s Humanitarian Affairs Team and Estella Carpi from Save the Children-DPU UCL;  Ann Harrison and Emma Wadsworth-Jones from PEN-International; Marina Warner of Birkbeck and Stories in Transit; Lyndsey Stonebridge, Uni. East Anglia (Co-I); Anna Rowlands, Durham Uni. (Co-I), Alastair Ager, Queen Margaret Uni, Edinburgh (Co-I) Anna Chernova from Oxfam and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, UCL (PI).

Featured image: The core research team from left to right Co-I Dr Anna Rowlands, Co-I Prof Alastair Ager, PI Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Co-I Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

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