‘Without Exception’: Reflections on the Refugee Hosts Conference

On the 25th and 26th of October 2019, Refugee Hosts’ International Conference, ‘Without Exception: The Politics and Poetics of Local Responses to Displacement’ sold out to an international audience who joined us both in person and via live stream. Here we mark the conversations that took place and invite further conversations relating to ‘without exception’, a…

‘Without Exception’ – One Year On: Refugee Hosts’ International Conference

On the 25th and 26th of October 2019, Refugee Hosts’ International Conference, ‘Without Exception: The Politics and Poetics of Local Responses to Displacement’ sold out to an international audience who joined us both in person and via live stream. Here we mark the conversations that took place and invite further conversations relating to ‘without exception’, a…

Religion and Social Justice for Refugees Webinar

As part of the Religion and Social Justice for Refugees Project, a partnership between the Refugee Hosts team and Yale University, this webinar focused on the implications of the findings of this interdisciplinary research for policy and practice. The webinar was held on the 15th of September 2020 from 3.00 pm, BST and a recording…

New Report Launched: “Religion and Social Justice for Refugees”

The Refugee Hosts project is delighted to launch a new report titled “Religion and Social Justice for Refugees: Insights from Cameroon, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Mexico”. This report identifies and examines the roles that faith plays in supporting social justice for refugees. READ THE REPORT HERE This major report, made possible through the generous…

Workshop: Locating Faith in Humanitarian Practice and Local Community Response

This Workshop was convened at the Refugee Hosts International Conference on the 25th October 2019, from 14.15 -15:45 Chairs and Facilitators: Prof Alastair Ager (Refugee Hosts – Queen Margaret University) and Dr Anna Rowlands (Refugee Hosts – Durham University) Dr Olivia Wilkinson (Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities) Atallah Fitzgibbon (Islamic Relief Worldwide) Fernando Espada…

Programme of Events

Join the Conversation on Twitter: #RHIC19  #PoliticsAndPoetics  @refugeehosts Day 1.  24th October 2019 9.30 – 10.00      Registration and refreshments 10.00 – 10.15     Welcome and Introduction Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL) 10.15 – 11.00     Distinguished Keynote Prof. Homi Bhabha (Harvard University) 11.00 – 11.15      Coffee Break 11.15 – 12.45 …

Research impact and Policy Influence: On Bricks and Visions

In this blog Professor Alastair Ager, Refugee Hosts Co-Investigator, contributes to our Reflections from the Field series by drawing on his experience of working on the project and his role as a government advisor to highlight the importance of the interface between research and policy.  Ager uses the analogy of ‘bricks and visions’ to discuss…