Refugees, escapees & migrants: International migration and the politics of naming displacement in the Biafran War

Refugee Histories in the Global South
RSC Public Seminar Series, Hilary Term 2021

How does forced migration look different if we examine it through a historical perspective? How have refugees been historical actors, as well as victims? This series examines a range of topics that illuminate these questions, by examining the historical entanglements between migration, im/mobility, colonialism, race, and borders.

Convenor: Dr. Anne Irfan

About the Speaker

Professor Bonny Ibhawoh is Professor and Senator William McMaster Chair in Global Human Rights at McMaster University. He is the Director of the McMaster University Centre for Human Rights and Restorative Justice. He is a legal historian who researches and teaches in the fields of human rights, imperial history, development studies and peace/conflict studies. He has taught in universities in Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. He Chairs the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development. He is the author of the books Imperial Justice, and Human Rights in Africa.

27 Jan
Time:
17:00 to 18:00
Speaker:
  • Bonny Ibhawoh (Professor of History & Senator William McMaster Chair in Global Human Rights, McMaster University)
Series:
Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminar Series