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Newsletter - Jan 2019



The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement



January 2019










Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement aims to build on strong institutional engagement by the University with one of the greatest societal challenges of the 21st Century, that of human movement, dispersal, mobility, and migration.


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Launch Event videos

The videos of our October launch event are now online. We do hope that you enjoy them.


Video 1: Conflict, Refuge: Rethinking Humanitarianism:

Dr Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalen College and Sir Stephen O’Brien, Former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator offered us new perspectives on humanitarian values for a modern society.


Video 2: Crimmigration versus Integration: People’s Lives, People’s Voices

Professor Ben Bowling, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at King’s College London, and Professor Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow challenged us to reflect critically on the criminalisation of migrant communities and to shift our thinking by listening to migrant voices. This event also included Dr Gameli Tordzro, who performed music and sang as a representation of migrant voices.  






Weekly Podcast by the International Rescue Committee

Check out this weekly podcast produced by the International Rescue Committee and Vox Media. The podcast hosts leading humanitarians, foreign policy makers, and innovators and helps us to understand how they think about and tackle global crises.






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Building Radical Spaces of Resistance: The sanctuary movement in the US. Mon 4th Feb 2019, 7pm


The Cambridge Migration Society is excited to present a seminar on the sanctuary movement in the US:

with Aura Hernandez (in sanctuary), Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz (New Sanctuary Coalition), Matt Bloch (Center for Sanctuary Studies) via Skype from New York

With leading community organizers from New York, we will be discussing the current state of the movement, its history, its political implications beyond issues of migration, and the profound critical potentialities against the nation-state paradigms under neoliberal regimes.

Event details here






Book Launch: CAMPS REVISITED, Multifaceted Spatialities of a Modern Political Technology.  Wed 6th Feb, 4pm–6pm

Join us as we host co-editor, Irit Katz, University of Cambridge and with presentations by; Kirsten McConnachie, University of East Anglia, Gaja Maestri, Leicester University, Toby Parsloe, University of Cambridge, Akil Scafe-Smith, RESOLVE and Melissa Gatter, University of Cambridge


This book focuses on past and present camp geographies and on the dispositifs that make them an ever-present spatial formation in the management of unwanted populations characterizing many authoritarian regimes as well as many contemporary democracies. It also offers and investigates possible ways to resist the present-day proliferating manifestations of camps and ‘camp thinking’, by calling for the incorporation of ‘camp studies’ into the broader field of political geography and to consider the geographies of the camp as constitutive of much broader modern geo-political economies.


One lucky attendee will take home a copy of the book


Event Details here






Immigration after Brexit: law, policy, and economics. Wed 27th Feb 9.30am-4pm


The UK in a Changing Europe invites you to a one-day conference on immigration after Brexit. The Immigration White Paper signals the biggest shakeup of UK immigration policy for 40 years. The end of free movement of people between the UK and the EU and the move to a new system will have profound effects on immigrants and their families, past, present and future and on the UK economy, business and public services.

Funded by the ESRC, leading researchers from a variety of perspectives – law, policy, and economics – examine the implications. There will be a variety of discussants drawn from policy-makers and the private sector.

Event Details and full programme here






Centre Research Seminar Series

2018 / 2019


To foster interdisciplinary conversations on movement, our research seminars will showcase research projects from a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, music, history, architecture, law, religion and medical sciences. 

The Seminars will be held in Room B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm and refreshments will be provided. Please register attendance (for catering purposes) via


Programme details:















Actualité Sciences Po

Call for one Funded PhD Position/ Research Associate (post-doc) - Intelligence oversight | Sciences Po école doctorale


Sciences Po Paris is looking for a PhD Candidate to join the European project GUARDINT, a 3-year long inquiry on the transnational oversight of intelligence agencies. GUARDINT is a collaboration between research centres in France (CERI- Sciences Po), the United Kingdom (King’s

College), and Germany (WZB) in partnership with the Berlin-based think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung.  The PhD will join the Doctoral School at Sciences Po in either the Political science or the Sociology Doctoral Programme.


He or she will be associated with the research team of CERI under the supervision of Professor Didier Bigo and will address the following topic: the development of transnational oversight of intelligence services in cases where professionals of intelligence services may have engaged or

have been complicit in gross violations of human rights standards.


Full details available at : 











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