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24 May 2021: VIRTUAL IAS Emancipatory Spaces from Camps to Cities: Refugees and the Built Environment. This roundtable addresses how refugees around the world have made a significant impact upon the built environment. Among camps, emergency shelters, and cities, forced migrations across the globe have affected how refugees have actively shaped urban

6 May 2021: VIRTUAL IAS Festival: Writing the Camp. Poet-scholar Yousif M. Qasmiyeh enters into conversation with Dr Seth Ansizka and Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

30 April 2021: VIRTUAL IAS Talking Points seminar: World’s Watchmen: Corporate Ethics & the Architecture of Asylum. The IAS welcomes VRF Dr Jennifer Ferng for a talk entitled 'World’s Watchmen: Corporate Ethics & the Architecture of Asylum'. Respondents: Dr Irit Katz (University of Cambridge) and Dr Tejendra Pherali (UCL). Chair: Professor Elena

28 October 2019: Listening with Displacement: Researching Forced Migration through Sound and Music

19 March 2019: IAS Journal Launch: Hospitality and hostility towards migrants - global perspectives. Launch event of the inaugural issue of Migration and Society, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal advancing debate about emergent trends in all types of migration.

29 January 2019: Refugee Spaces: Hosting and Encounter, Ancient and Modern. With Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Migration and Refugee Studies, Geography, UCL, London), Murray Fraser (Architecture and Global Culture, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London), Benjamin Gray (Ancient History, Birkbeck University of London), Elena

  • 31 May 2018: South-South Humanitarianism: New Aims, Old Challenges
  • 10–15 March 2017: Space of Refuge - A Spatial Installation & Symposium
  • 22 February 2017: John Akomfrah in Conversation
  • 20 February 2017: Abdulrazak Gurnah in Conversation
  • 28 November 2016: Special RiMW Seminar: How to Cope with the Highest Rate of Refugees per Capita in the World? Lessons from Lebanon
  • 10 June 2016: RiMW: Being There - At the front line of the 'European refugee crisis'
  • 2 June 2016: RiMW Workshop: Julia Kristeva's 'Foreign Body'
  • 12 May 2016: Hospitality and Hostility in a Moving World Conference
  • 26 April 2016: RiMW: Borders and Geographies of Development
  • 18 March 2016: RiMW Seminar Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations
  • 11 March 2016: RiMW Seminar Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations
  • 10 March 2016: RiMW Workshop: Hannah Arendt's 'We Refugees'
  • 4 March 2016: RiMW Seminar Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations
  • 12 February 2016: RiMWSeminar Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations
  • 22 January 2016: RiMW Seminar Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations
  • 15 January 2016: RiMW Seminar Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations
  • 2 December 2015: RiMW Public Conversation: Eva Hoffman and Jonny Steinberg
  • 16 November 2015: RiMW Roundtable