Newsletter: October 2017
CALL FOR CHAIRS AND DISCUSSANTS
Law and Society 2018 Toronto
In the next week or two, CRN 11 will organize sessions for abstracts submitted on displaced people. If you would like to be a chair or discussant for CRN 11 sessions at the Law and Society Conference in Toronto, 7-10 June, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Chair and Discussant roles will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Law and Society CRN 11 (Displaced Peoples): Journal of Internal Displacement Special Issue
Megan J. Ballard, Professor of Law, Gonzaga University
Ben Hudson, Lecturer in Law, University of Lincoln
The Journal of Internal Displacement is calling for papers to be published in its Law and Society’s Collaborative Research Network (CRN 11 – Displaced Peoples) Special Issue in January 2018. Papers must be submitted no later than 31 October 2017. Click here for more information.
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Migrants the world over have been compelled to make deadly voyages to escape harsh conditions in pursuit of a better life. Whether it is a fatal journey made by “Boat People” to Australia; migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean; Syrian refugees converging at the frontiers of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt; or unaccompanied minors from “Northern Triangle” nations trekking thousands of miles to enter the United States via Mexico; their vulnerability is certain. Many fall prey to traffickers, smugglers, violence, exploitation and death. For instance, Amnesty International reports that, at the current rate of 2.7 deaths per every 100 people, 2017 promises to be the deadliest year for refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Despite the increasing number of deaths of forced migrants, international law and communities struggle with coordinating socio-legal and humanitarian efforts to effectively address the global migrant crisis. The purpose of this forthcoming book is to examine the efficacy of international, regional, national and local responses to deadly voyages of forced migrants globally. Interested authors should send a title (12 words maximum); brief description of your proposed chapter (300-500 words maximum); and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 November 2017.
CALL FOR CRN 11 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
CRN 11 is recruiting participants for its Research and Development Committee. All those with expertise and interest in the following are invited to join:
- Writing grants and research applications
- Reviewing members’ draft papers and providing constructive feedback
- Identifying research collaborators, sponsors and placements for members
- Implementing and executing research projects and programs
- Promoting and advertising programs and projects
NB: The Journal of Internal Displacement is home to CRN 11 research scholarship.
BECOME A CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATOR
Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to email@example.com including the following:
- biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
- research interests
- list of recent publications
- a headshot, and
- a link to your website
As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback, and collaborate on research and publication projects.
PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
- Trump’s Refugee Rationale is a Ruse (Guest Opinion) by Megan Ballard (2017).
- Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome by Food and Agricultural Organization (2017).
- No Path Home: Humanitarian Camps and the Grief of Displacement by Elizabeth C. Dunn (2018).
- The International Organization for Migration: Challenges and Complexities of a Rising Humanitarian Actor by Megan Bradley (2018).
- Protecting the Internally Displaced: Rhetoric and Reality by Philip Orchard (2018).
- Migrating Fictions: Gender, Race, and Citizenship in US Internal Displacement by Abigail G. H. Manzella (2018).
UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
- Narratives of Displacement, 28-29 October 2017, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Interdisciplinary Research Foundation, University of London, England.
- First Global Conference on Migration and Diasporas, 2-3 December 2017, Vienna, Austria.
- Transitions: Crisis, Uncertainty, Opportunity, Third Conference on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights, 9-11 February 2018, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
- Migrations, Development and Citizenship, 23-25 May 2018, Roskilde University and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
- The Migration Conference, 26-28 June 2018, The University of Lisbon, Portugal.
- Europe, Migrations and the Mediterranean: Human Mobilities and Intercultural Challenges, IMISCOE 15th Annual Conference, 2-4 July 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST RESEARCH COLLABORATORS
Everyone, please join me in sending a heartfelt welcome to Dr Norvy Paul and Saša Rajšić, our newest research collaborators. Click here to learn more about Norvy and Saša’s research work.
Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information.
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