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Book Launch: Refugees’ Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace

September 26, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:The Learning Crossroads (CRX) - Room C020
100 Louis-Pasteur Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N3
Audience:Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty, Media, Prospective Students
Key Contact:African Studies
Contact Phone:613-520-2220

You are invited to a Book Launch and Panel Discussion on Refugees’ Roles in Displacement and Building Peace at the University of Ottawa from 11:30am to 1pm on Thursday, 26 September 2019.

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Megan Bradley, James Milner, and Blair Peruniak, Editors

How are refugee crises solved? This has become an urgent question as global displacement rates continue to climb, and refugee situations now persist for years if not decades. The resolution of displacement and the conflicts that force refugees from their homes is often explained as a top-down process led and controlled by governments and international organizations. This book takes a different approach. Through contributions from scholars working in politics, anthropology, law, sociology and philosophy, and a wide range of case studies, it explores the diverse ways in which refugees themselves interpret, create and pursue solutions to their plight. It investigates the empirical and normative significance of refugees’ engagement as agents in these processes, and their implications for research, policy and practice. This book speaks both to academic debates and to the broader community of peacebuilding, humanitarian and human rights scholars concerned with the nature and dynamics of agency in contentious political contexts, and identifies insights that can inform policy and practice.

Megan Bradley is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University.
James Milner is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
Blair Peruniak is a doctoral candidate in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.

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Featured panelists:

  • Prof. Megan Bradley – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University
  • Mustafa Alio – Managing Director/ Co-Founder, Network for Refugee Voices; Managing & Development Director/ Co-Founder, Jumpstart – Refugee Talent
  • Muzna Dureid – Syrian Refugee and Founder of Women Refugees Not Captives
  • Prof. Christina Clark-Kazak – Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
  • Prof. James Milner – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University
  • *A light lunch will be provided*