Using social media data for over 2 billion individuals, Professor Hsiang uses new techniques to study whether climate change is likely to contribute to global migration flows.
Life in a refugee camp is often seen as an impermanent thing, where in reality it actually becomes a big part of a refugee’s life. Inclusive and healthy environment in a camp is thus very important for the well-being of both the displaced and host communities. From 2018 to 2022, working with the Rohingya refugees as well as the surrounding Bangladeshi hosting communities in Ukhiya-Teknaf area, has never been about one particular space, but about collaborating together in a crisis situation to overcome the unexpected challenges over time.
In this presentation, Professor Elisa Cavatorta develops a novel conjoint analysis to identify the potential for mutual gains among parties in conflict, and visualize the most desirable agreements in multi-attribute negotiations. Her approach elicits preferences over competing issues, evaluates the strength of support for a large number of peace agreements, visualizes the space for agreement: the set of mutually acceptable peace deals, and within that set identifies theoretical cooperative bargaining solutions. Public support for each agreement compared to the status quo is estimated.
The presentation will provide a brief overview of the history of former Yugoslavia and focus on its violent break-up, especially on the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will discuss the refugee experience and importance of family relationships, ethnic and religious identities, as well as the issues around returning home and rebuilding their community in Banja Luka.
Movie screening Friday, January 27th, 2023 (in-person; 50mn) followed immediately by Q&A session (hybrid; 70mn) - lunch provided at 11:30am; and
Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 - Monday, January 30th, 2023 (on-demand film screening).
There is consensus that humanitarian actors should respond to the mental health and psychosocial needs of displaced populations through multisectoral action and coordination. Multisectoral programming may enable the integration of mental health and psychosocial support with services designed to address critical social and structural determinants of mental health including poverty, stigma, safety and security, and social connectedness and cohesion. In this presentation, Professor M.
Professor Yang-Yang Zhou will be presenting the research of her new book project ‘Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minoritized Citizens’. How are migrants received by host countries and communities? A substantial body of scholarship on migrant reception focuses almost exclusively on majority White citizens in the Global North and their (negative) attitudes towards migrants from the Global South.
Professor Briggs is an expert on U.S. and international child welfare policy and on transnational and transracial adoption. Briggs’ most recent book, Taking Children: A History of American Terror (University of California Press, 2020), examines the 400-year-old history of the United States’ use of taking children from marginalized communities—from the taking of Black and Native children during America’s founding to the Donald Trump’s policy of family separation for Central American migrants and asylum seekers at the U.S./Mexico border—as a violent tool for political ends.
Movie screening Thursday, October 13th, 2022 (in-person; 30mn) followed immediately by Q&A session (75mn).
Movie screening Friday, September 9th, 2022 to Monday, September 12th, 2022 (on-demand; 75mn) followed by Q&A session on Monday, September 12th, 2022