Second Annual Forced Migration Conference
Monday March 15th 2004- Warwick University
The workshops are open to a maximum number of 20 delegates.
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To register sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the letter of the workshop (A,B,C or D) you would like to attend.
Morning time slots: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
WORKSHOP A: What’s next after postgraduate research?
Speakers who recently completed postgraduate research will talk about their different career paths and personal experiences after postgraduate study. The different professional routes open to postgraduates who have studied forced migration issues will be addressed, and top tips on creative ways of disseminating research findings will be presented.
The talks by the invited speakers will be followed by general discussion and opportunities for questions and answers.
Confirmed speakers include Zafir Behlic, Refugee Action; Katherine Jones, Research, Development and Statistics (RDS), Home Office; Millie Barrett, Inter-Agency Partnership.
WORKSHOP B: Ethics and access and Information black hole or information overload? Navigating secondary data sources on refugees and asylum seekers
This session will be composed of two 45- minute workshops.
The first will address the ethics and politics of doing research on refugees and asylum seekers from both an academic and a NGO/RCO perspective.
Confirmed speakers include Lynette Kelly, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University Of Warwick, and Michael Brophy, Africa Educational Trust.
The second will present some of the main sources of secondary data and information on forced migration issues available to postgraduate researchers.
Confirmed speakers include representatives from the Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees (ICAR), Forced Migration Online (FMO), and Electronic Immigration Network (EIN).
Each ‘mini-workshop’ includes presentations from invited speakers followed by general discussion and a questions and answer session.
Afternoon time slots: 2:30 to 4:00 pm
WORKSHOP C: About refugees, on refugees, with refugees? Issues of participation , representation and narrative research.
This session will aim to address the following questions:
Should research on refugee and asylum issues be more participatory?
Can postgraduate research be more participatory?
Can narrative and oral history research increase the participation and representation of forced migrants in research projects?
The session will consist of presentations from invited speakers from the NGO sector and academia, followed by open discussion and opportunities for questions and answers.
Confirmed speakers include Rhetta Moran, Salford Refugee and Asylum Seekers Participatory Action Research (RAPAR), Revans Institute, and representatives from Panos.
WORKSHOP D: Breaking out of the academy: evidence based practice and policy and the role of postgraduate research
This session will examine the aims and processes relating to evidence based policy and practice (EBPP), and the role of postgraduate research in contributing to this. The workshop will focus particularly on how NGOs use research and will examine instances of research collaboration between NGOs and postgraduates.
Confirmed speakers include Tesfaye Gojjie, Refugee Action, and Nicola Smith, Barnardos.
These workshops are being organised by the UNHCR/ICAR Postgraduate Network. For more information on these workshops, speakers or the network, please contact Elise Breyton at email@example.com.