22 May 2017

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Event & opportunity:

Webinar: Building an Evidence Base to Support Refugee Resettlement, 24 May 2017 [info]

Course: Refugee Protection and the Rights and Process of (Re)Settlement, CFMS Summer Institute, 1-11 August 2017 [info]
- Apply by 2 June 2017 for early bird rate; registration closes 15 July 2017.


"The Biggest Group of Current Refugees in the US? Christians from Myanmar," PRI, 4 May 2017 [text]

"Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Said Refugees Ravaged an Idaho Town with Disease and Crime. The Town Says Folks Get Along Just Fine," Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2017 [text]
- See also related LA Times story, "Alex Jones Settles Chobani Lawsuit and Retracts Comments about Refugees in Twin Falls, Idaho" (Chobani has a large yogurt-processing plant in Twin Falls).

G20 Policy Makers Should Support Wider Religious Roles in Refugee Resettlement (G20 Insights (T20 Forced Migration Task Force, May 2017) [text]

"Germany Honors Town for Successfully Assimilating Refugees," DW, 17 May 2017 [text]

"How Dallas Became One Of America’s Most Refugee-Friendly Cities," BuzzFeed News, 20 May 2017 [text]

"Local Challenges and National Concerns: Municipal Level Responses to National Refugee Settlement Policies in Denmark and Sweden," International Review of Administrative Sciences, OnlineFirst, 14 Dec. 2015 [open access]

The Risks and Rewards of Private Humanitarian and Refugee Sponsorship (Lowy Institute Interpreter Blog, May 2017) [text]

'Safe Return' Plan for Refugees after Five Years Undermines the Idea of Integration (The Conversation, May 2017) [text]

Should Humanitarian Organisations Help with Coerced Repatriation?, Oxford, 17 May 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Sweden is Trying to Turn People Swedish," The Economist, 18 May 2017 [text]

Utrecht Refugee Launchpad (COMPAS) [info]
- This project is "an initiative which aims to enable an inclusive approach to facilitate the integration of asylum-seekers from day one. ..."

"Welcome to Weimar," New York Times, 28 April 2017 [access]
- Interactive look at the integration of Syrian refugees in Germany.

RSC conference podcasts:

Several sessions held at the Refugee Studies Centre's conference, "Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies," Oxford, 16-17 March 2017, discussed resettlement. Here is a selection for which podcasts are available (view the programme for a listing of individual presentations within each session):
  • Keynote Address: Resettler Society: The Canadian Model of Private Refugee Sponsorship [access]
  • Rethinking Refugee Resettlement as Durable Humanitarian Governance [access]
  • Contemporary Debates on Refugee Resettlement [access]
  • Redesigning Resettlement [access]

Resettlement Data Finder (UNHCR) [access]
- "A new analysis and visualization tool that contains data on UNHCR's resettlement activities since 2003."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (26 April 2017)

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