Migration Policy Forum Europe Working Group

On January 26 and 27, the Institute for Human Security sponsored the Colloquium on Religion and Migration in the Mediterranean and Europe with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at The Fletcher School.

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Research with Refugees: Pulling Back the Curtain

On November 1, 2017, join Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli for a discussion on the practicalities of refugee research. How did they and their research team navigate dilemmas of power during fieldwork? How did they think about the ethical implications of working with refugee narratives? What are some of the dilemmas that they faced during the conduct of their fieldwork in Greece, Jordan, and Turkey? How can students, researchers, and practitioners think about the ethics and methods of refugee research moving forward?

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The Good Rebel Governor in Syria

The promotion of a ‘good’ rebellion in Syria represented the latest effort to shape governance in a failing state. The rising threat of Islamic extremism in Syria served as kindling for this project, counteracting the more withholding impulses that had arisen from the last fifteen years of regime change and state-building. And, yet, those encouraging progressive rebel politics were unprepared to leverage decisive support on behalf of the uprising.

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