Newsletter: December 2017

Newsletter: December 2017

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS/PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Persistent Reality of Forced Migration

It appears trite to proclaim the relevance of forced migration. It is, without doubt, a defining aspect of our time, with its impacts felt acutely across the globe. Indeed, the current scale of forced migration is without precedent. Those who are compelled to leave their homes often undertake dangerous journeys in the hope of reaching relative safety, yet are too often received with suspicion, hostility and exclusion. While the immediacy of the situation is clear to see, experience has shown that such immediacy can swiftly turn to intractability, bringing with it a sense of permanence and seeming inevitability. Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) 2018 – University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 27-29 March 2018. Proposal submissions are open until 8 January 2018 (6pm). More information available here.

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 ASSISTANT/COPY EDITORS: JOURNAL OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

The Journal of Internal Displacement is in search of two Assistant/Copy Editors to join our international editorial team as we shape and expand the Journal’s outreach. The Assistant/Copy Editors would be responsible for assisting in the development of editorial content, editing, and proofreading manuscripts, articles and reviews accepted by the Journal. Assistant/Copy Editors may also be asked to take on additional projects such as drafting and disseminating calls for papers, PR, and general correspondence with authors. Opportunities will be given to Assistant/Copy Editors with more experience in publishing, web content management and maintenance. Assistant/Copy Editors will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Advisory Board Members and Senior Editors of the Journal. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. All Assistant/Copy Editor positions are voluntary and provide an opportunity especially for graduate students to get more involved in academic publishing. Deadline to apply is 31 January 2018. To apply email CV and Cover Letter to: internaldisplacement@gmail.com

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 fynnbruv@seattleu.edu including the following:

  • biographical sketch (250 words maximum)
  • affiliation
  • 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

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Happy Belated International Migrant Day (18 December 2017): Safe Migration in a World on the Move
“Migration has always been with us. Climate change, demographics, instability, growing inequalities, and aspirations for a better life, as well as unmet needs in labour markets, mean it is here to stay. The answer is effective international cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed, and that the human rights of all concerned are properly protected.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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 veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

 

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