Hospitality and Hostility towards Migrants: Global Perspectives—An Introduction

This piece reflects on diverse dynamics of hospitality and hostility towards migrants around the world and across different historical contexts, reflecting many of the complex and often contradictory nature of migratory encounters we are exploring in the Refugee Hosts project. Although hospitality and hostility are often closely interlinked, Dr. Mette Berg and Refugee Hosts PI, Prof. … Continue reading Hospitality and Hostility towards Migrants: Global Perspectives—An Introduction

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Our Summer 2018 newsletter is now available to view online. Inside you will find highlights from our project blog, including pieces, poems and photographs from our Contextualising the Localisation of Aid Agenda series, as well as project updates. Please follow the link below to read the newsletter. Newsletter No. 4: Summer 2018 If you have any questions, or … Continue reading Summer 2018 Newsletter

New Project: The Roles of Faith and Local Faith Communities in Supporting Refugees

Refugee Hosts is delighted to announce the launch of a new project, led by our project partner, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities Refugee Hub, in collaboration with UNHCR, Islamic Relief Worldwide and University College London. The project, made possible by generous funding from the European Commission Department for International Cooperation and Development, is … Continue reading New Project: The Roles of Faith and Local Faith Communities in Supporting Refugees

UNHCR-NGO Consultations in Geneva, 28-29 June

On June 28 and 29, Refugee Hosts PI Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL) and Co-I Prof Alastair Ager (Queen Margaret University) will be presenting findings from their research at the UNHCR-NGO Consultations 2018 in Geneva. Elena and Alastair will be sharing insights from their long-standing research into the roles played by local communities in supporting refugees … Continue reading UNHCR-NGO Consultations in Geneva, 28-29 June

Archives of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature

Refugee Hosts Co-I Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge and Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh will present insights from the Refugee Hosts project at the forthcoming conference "Archives of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature" at University of Leeds, 20-22 June 2018. On 20 June, from 17-00-18:00, Lyndsey will deliver the keynote lecture, entitled "Hannah Arendt in … Continue reading Archives of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature

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

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

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

Call for Submissions: Write for our Representations of Displacement Series

Call for Submissions: Representations of Displacement  We invite individuals or groups to submit pieces, including art, photographs, creative writing and academic research findings, for inclusion in our upcoming series on Representations of Displacement, which will run from September 1 to November 30. About the Series:  This series draws on Refugee Hosts’ aim of disrupting mainstream … Continue reading Call for Submissions: Write for our Representations of Displacement Series