Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

PRFDHR Seminar: Constructing Asylum in a Non-Signatory State: Urban Power and Refugee Resilience in Bangkok, Professor Bhanubhatra "Kaan" Jittiang

The lack of legal status is the primary challenge for more than five thousand refugees and asylum seekers seeking refuge in Bangkok. A refugee is not a legal category under Thai laws as Thailand is a non-signatory state of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. Although UNHCR may have screened and granted refugee status, the Thai government has never recognized such legal recognition. Thailand is concerned that giving a refugee status will become a pull factor attracting new waves of the forcibly displaced.

PRFDHR Seminar: Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential, Professor Heba Gowayed

Drawing on a global and comparative ethnography, this presentation explores how Syrian men and women seeking refuge in a moment of unprecedented global displacement are received by countries of resettlement and asylum—the U.S., Canada, and Germany. It shows that human capital, typically examined as the skills immigrants bring with them that shape their potential, is actually created, transformed, or destroyed by receiving states’ incorporation policies.

PRFDHR Seminar: Ordinary People Under Extreme Life Conditions: Internal and External Forced Displacement from War-Torn Territories in Ukraine, Professor Oksana Mikheieva

The start of Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2014 led to the temporary occupation of the Crimea peninsula and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk region. With the beginning of Russian aggression more than 2 million people have left the uncontrolled territories of Ukraine and were forced to move both to other parts of Ukraine and beyond its borders. According to the Ministry of Social Policy, after 2015 and before the full-scale Russian invasion began on 24 February 2022, the number of registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) was relatively stable at around 1.5 million.

PRFDHR Seminar: Refusal as Political Practice: An Ethnography of Citizenship and Refugee Status, Professor Carole McGranahan

Is it possible to be both a refugee and a citizen? For six decades, Tibetan refugees have refused citizenship in South Asia as part of their claims to Tibetan state sovereignty. Tibetans therefore live in India and Nepal as refugee non-citizens, either undocumented or under-documented for multiple generations. In the last two decades, however, as Tibetans immigrate to North America, they are now gaining citizenship via political asylum, but simultaneously maintaining their belonging to the Dalai Lama’s refugee community headed by the exile Tibetan government.

Health Care of Refugees: A Primer on Completing the Connecticut Initial Refugee Health Assessment (RHA)

We are pleased to invite you to the fifth webinar in the Yale Health Care of Refugees series entitled A Primer on Completing the Connecticut Initial Refugee Health Assessment (RHA).
Learning Objectives:
•Understand the rationale behind completion of the Refugee Health Assessment (RHA)
•Describe the important elements of the RHA for adults and children
•Learn steps for successful completion on the RHA

PRFDHR Seminar: On War and Architecture: A Tale of a Syrian City, Dr. Ammar Azzouz

Since 2011, the war in Syria has reshaped the lives of millions of Syrians with the displacement of over fourteen million people—more than half the population—inside and outside Syria, and the severe destruction of architecture. In Homs, the third largest city in Syria, entire neighbourhoods have been turned into rubble, destroying the familiar and reshaping the urban, social and cultural fabric of the city. Based on a series of interviews with architects and urbanists who remained in Syria, and with members of the Syrian diaspora, Dr.

Humanitarian Action in a Time of Unprecedented Needs: Global Challenges and the Role of the U.S.

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will co-host the discussion, “Humanitarian Action in a Time of Unprecedented Needs—Global Challenges and the Role of the United States,” featuring Richard Albright, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) at the U.S. Department of State.
In conversation with Jackson Senior Fellow Ambassador Robert Ford, Albright will address US policymaking on global refugee issues.

Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: Navigating Systems for Afghan Arrivals

This 6th annual refugee health educational event will describe the current state of refugee resettlement locally and nationally; review the challenges faced by recent Afghan arrivals, with a focus on the education and mental health systems; describe the creation of a new clinic in Connecticut, and describe national-level capacity building innovations for meeting the needs of new Afghan arrivals. The conference will take place virtually as part of Yale Medicine’s Global Health Day Activities on March 17th, 2022.
Learning objectives

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