Recognising Structures of Vulnerability in the Global Compact on Refugees

Refugee Hosts PI Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh has encouraged UNHCR and other actors to recognise and address the structures that create heightened vulnerability and inequality in contexts of conflict, displacement, and refugee hosting. In her recent address to the UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue in Geneva, Elena called on the Global Compact on Refugees to take this opportunity to tackle the intersecting … Continue reading Recognising Structures of Vulnerability in the Global Compact on Refugees

Palestine, Poetry and Identity Politics: Interview with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

Refugee Hosts' Writer in Residence, the Palestinian poet and translator Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, is interviewed by The Beacon's Adam Mazarelo. They discuss issues surrounding identity, the politics of space and architecture and narratives as they relate to refugees and refugee camps, and, in particular, their relation to Yousif's home camp of Baddawi in North Lebanon. You … Continue reading Palestine, Poetry and Identity Politics: Interview with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

“Placeless People: Writing, Rights and Refugees” Lecture by Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

On 22 May 2018, 17:30-19:30, Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge (Refugee Hosts Co-I), will give the John Coffin Memorial Annual Lecture at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russel Square, London, WC1B 5DR. The lecture, titled "Placeless Peoples: Writing, Rights and Refugees", will discuss how writers such as Arendt, Orwell, Simone Weil, Dorothy Thompson, and Samuel Beckett … Continue reading “Placeless People: Writing, Rights and Refugees” Lecture by Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh to give Keynote Address at UCL and British Museum in Africa and the Middle East Event, 25 May 2018

On 25 May 2018, Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Refugee Hosts PI, will deliver a keynote address at an event exploring new research in the Middle East and Africa, convened by UCL and the British Museum. The one-day event will bring together researchers from UCL and the British Museum to consider future directions in African and Middle … Continue reading Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh to give Keynote Address at UCL and British Museum in Africa and the Middle East Event, 25 May 2018

Winter 2017/18 Newsletter

Our Winter 2017/18 newsletter is now available to view online. This issue highlights our activities since September 2017, and the key milestones that lie ahead in 2018. These include the completion of our primary research in Lebanon and Jordan, including over 300 interviews with individuals affected by displacement, 18 focus groups and a series of … Continue reading Winter 2017/18 Newsletter

New Grant: Religion and the Promotion of Social Justice for Refugees

Religion and the Promotion of Social Justice for Refugees The Refugee Hosts team is honoured to have been awarded a Bridging Voices grant by the British Council-USA (generously funded by The Henry Luce Foundation) in collaboration with four US-based colleagues affiliated with the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses at Yale University. Led by … Continue reading New Grant: Religion and the Promotion of Social Justice for Refugees

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh invited speaker at 2017 UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva

On Tuesday 12 December, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh was invited to present insights from her research at the UNHCR High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges. As one of four panelists discussing ‘Reception and Admission’, she spoke alongside H.E. Ambassador Mr. Boudjemâa Delm (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations), H.E. Ambassador Antje Leendertse (Ambassador … Continue reading Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh invited speaker at 2017 UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva

New Blog Series: Contextualising the Localisation of Aid

Call for Submissions: Contextualising the Localisation of Aid Agenda (January 15th-March 25th) This call for submissions invites contributions that add to on-going debates about the ‘localisation of aid agenda’, encouraging in particular pieces that help to conceptualise and contextualise ‘the local’ in the context of responses to displacement in the global South: How is ‘the … Continue reading New Blog Series: Contextualising the Localisation of Aid

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh gives Keynote Address at ODI Disasters Research Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9NOcrcn68U On 14 September, Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Refugee Hosts PI, was invited to deliver the keynote address at the recent ODI Disasters Conference, which celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the renowned Disasters journal. Her keynote (which you can listen to/see by clicking above) addressed key approaches and lenses that have enhanced our understanding in contemporary … Continue reading Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh gives Keynote Address at ODI Disasters Research Conference

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s Poetry to be Exhibited at Jenny Holzer’s ‘On War’ Light Projection Show, Blenheim Palace

SOFTER: Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace (28 September – 31 December 2017) The poetry of Refugee Hosts' Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh will feature in a forthcoming exhibition by American artist Jenny Holzer. Yousif's work, which you can read more of here, will be projected across the facade of Blenheim Palace as part of a … Continue reading Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s Poetry to be Exhibited at Jenny Holzer’s ‘On War’ Light Projection Show, Blenheim Palace