RSC Marks 30th Anniversary with Conference on Understanding Global Refugee Policy

04 December, 2012

The RSC marks its 30th Anniversary this week with a conference entitled Understanding Global Refugee Policy.

The conference aims to examine and theorise the policy-making processes relating to refugees and forced migration at the global level. Critical reflection upon the processes through which global public policy on refugees, internally displaced persons, statelessness, human trafficking, and other areas of forced migration is made, is intended to offer new and valuable insights for scholars, policy makers and practitioners.

The conference seeks to explore the nature, content and implications of global refugee policy with questions such as: What is ‘global refugee policy’? How can we theorise global refugee policy? What factors explain variation both in the motivations for policies, and in outcomes? To what extent do the diverse interests and priorities of key stakeholders shape global refugee policy, and to what effect?

The RSC has produced a background paper for the conference entitled Global Refugee Policy: varying perspectives, unanswered questions.

The conference takes place Thursday December 6 and Friday December 7 at St Anne's College.

The RSC began in 1982 as the Refugee Studies Programme (RSP), which was established within Queen Elizabeth House (QEH) by Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond.