Newsletter: November 2017
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 email@example.com no later than 30 November 2017.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Border Deaths and Migration Policies: State and Non-state Approaches
At the end of its research project on border deaths, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in collaboration with IOM and MSF, invites researchers from across the disciplines, policymakers, state and non-state actors involved in border control and/or search and rescue activities, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, activists, civil servants and practitioners from across the world to engage in a dialogue and confront each other with their findings, experiences and insights about the issue of migration-related border deaths. Organized by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in collaboration with IOM and MSF, Amsterdam, 14-15 June 2018. More information available here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org including the following:
- biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
- research interests
- list of recent publications
- a headshot (optional), 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
- A Unfair and Dangerous Process: A Legal Analysis of the Ministerial Deadline to Apply for Asylum and Use of Executive Power in the Legacy Caseload by Sara Dehm and Anthea Vogl
- 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
- 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.
Are you interested in volunteering for CRN-11? Visit Displaced Peoples for more information. To subscribe, unsubscribe or submit newsworthy information, send an email to email@example.com.