Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Refuge in a Moving World Roundtable

16 November 2015, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

UCL's Institute of Advanced Studies and Institute of Global Prosperity will be hosting a Refuge in a Moving World Roundtable on Monday 16 November from 1 to 2.30 pm, bringing together scholars from across UCL to start a research-led, university-wide conversation regarding the on-going conflicts and crises of protection which are arising in the context of the refugee crisis, and which are currently reverberating across all aspects of contemporary society.

Drawing on their wide-ranging expertise relating to conflict, crisis and (forced) migration in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, the speakers will explore questions relating to:

  • the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities affected by conflict and displacement
  • the implications of mass migration for the socio-economic dynamics of sending and receiving states and communities alike
  • the politics and ethics underpinning local, national, regional and international responses to and representations of overlapping processes of (forced) migration in the contemporary world


Professor Henrietta Moore (Chair in Philosophy, Culture and Design and Director of the Institute of Global Prosperity)

Roundable Speakers:

Professor Christian Dustmann (Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration)

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Lecturer in Human Geography)

Dr Gezim Krasniqi (Alexander Nash Fellow in Albanian Studies)

Dr Andrew Seal (Senior Lecturer in International Nutrition and Leader of the Nutrition in Crisis Research Group).


Professor Tamar Garb (Durning Lawrence Chair of History of Art and Director of UCL Institute of Advanced Studies)

The Roundtable is the first of a series of events that will be convened as part of Refuge in a Moving World, a UCL-wide research network led by the Institute of Advanced Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Global Prosperity. The network is coordinated by Dr. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh of the Migration Research Unit (Department of Geography).