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RLI/CSC offering 10 full MA Scholarships - Oct 20 intake

Monday 24 February 2020
RLI is pleased to be partnering with Commonwealth Scholarships to offer ten full scholarships for the October 2020 intake to our MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. * UPDATE* Given the current circumstances, the application deadline for these scholarships has been extended to 4 May 2020. Apply here:  http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/distance-learning/ Full details below (click on image to access links).  

RLI launches MOOC: 'Refugees in the 21st Century'

Wednesday 22 January 2020
The University of London’s Refugee Law Initiative has recently launched an exciting new online short course ‘Refugees in the 21 st Century’ . This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is freely accessible to all. Taking a global perspective, the course provides insight into the refugee phenomenon as one of the most complex, compelling and (arguably) misunderstood features of the 21 st century. No prior knowledge or experience in the refugee field is required to take this course and as such, the course is for everyone.

RLI Director Professor David Cantor new Editor-in-Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly

Wednesday 8 January 2020
On 1 January, RLI Director Professor David Cantor became the new Editor-in-Chief of the Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ), a peer-reviewed academic journal that addresses forced migration from multidisciplinary and policy-oriented perspectives. Congratulations also to RLI staff members Dr Vickie Knox and Mr Nicholas Maple , who will serve as the RSQ’s new assistant editors, and to outgoing RSQ Editor, Professor Vincent Chetail, an RLI senior associate, for ten successful years leading the transformation of the journal.

RLI research contributes to Save the Children Colombia programming for displaced populations

Monday 18 November 2019
Case Study: Child Participation and Accountability in Save the Children Colombia’s Programming Research conducted by the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), as part of the RECAP project , has been instrumental in developing Save the Children Colombia’s approach to child participation and accountability for displaced populations. In October 2019, the RLI published a report , drawing on research exploring how Save the Children Colombia engages migrant, refugee and displaced children in decisions about their activities, programmes and planning across the country.

RLI statement on the passing of Sadako Ogata

Thursday 31 October 2019
We at the RLI were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Sadako Ogata, the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, who led UNHCR from 1991 to 2000. Her contribution to the field and countless peoples' lives is an inspiration and we hope to honour her legacy through the continued provision of the Sadako Ogata Scholarship (awarded yearly) for our MA Programme.  Ann Kamunya , a recent recipient of the Sadako Ogata scholarship, has written the below statement:

New MA discount for NRC staff

Wednesday 30 October 2019
The University of London (UoL) is delighted to have signed an agreement with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), which enables eligible NRC employees working globally to obtain a 10% bursary for UoL's MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, with academic direction by the School of Advanced Study.

RLI/CSC offering 5 full MA Scholarships - Oct 19 intake

Tuesday 15 January 2019
  RLI is pleased to be partnering with Commonwealth Scholarships to offer five full scholarships for the October 2019  intake to our MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. Full details below (click on image to access links).    

RLI 4th Annual Conference: First keynotes announced

Monday 26 November 2018
  We are pleased to announce the first keynote speakers for our Fourth Annual Conference, ' Rethinking the "Regional" in Refugee Law and Policy ', to be held 3-5 June 2019 . ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Professor in Migration and Refugee Studies, and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit; Coordinator of UCL's Refuge in a Moving World Research Network

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