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    ISIM Celebrates 15 Years

    Founded in 1998, ISIM provides balanced, interdisciplinary analysis of the complicated issues raised by international migration.

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    Teaching about Refugees: A Participatory Video Project in Jordan

    Grace Benton (ISIM Research Assistant, MAAS '14) reflects on her experience working with refugees in Amman to compile teaching units for US high school students. To learn more, and to view and download the resources, click below.

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    What Do You Miss Most? Syrian Refugees Respond

    The statements and pictures in the latest article from Rochelle Davis (Associate Professor, CCAS) and Abbie Taylor (Research Associate, ISIM) are part of their ongoing research on the Syrian refugee population. For more on ISIM's urban refugee research, visit 'Our Work'. Click below to read 'What Do You Miss Most? Syrian Refugees Respond' on Jadaliyya.

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    ISIM and Deloitte Host Implementing Immigration Reform

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    Susan Martin Moderates at the United Nations General Assembly Hall

    Click here to view the interactive hearing.

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    Now Online: Forced Migration Review 45 'Crisis'

    FMR 45 'Crisis', a special issue on crisis migration, is now available for download. Susan Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe and Abbie Taylor served as special advisors in putting together the issue, which features a variety of articles on the movement-related implications of humanitarian crises. It includes practice and policy-relevant articles from ISIM's Patricia Weiss Fagen, Elzbieta Gozdziak and Alissa Walter, as well as a number of other authors affiliated with the Crisis Migration project. Click below for more information, and to download the publication.

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    Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate Graduation

Applying the best in social science, legal and policy expertise to the complex and controversial issues raised by international migration.

The Latest from ISIM

  • UNHCR Report on the 2014 Annual Consultations with NGOs
    September 22, 2014
    This report provides highlights of UNHCR’s 2014 Annual Consultations with NGOs, which brought together some 482 representatives from around the world, representing 250 different NGOs, UN and international organizations from 82 different countries. ISIM was among the participants and co-hosted a side event on "Alternatives Models for International Protection of Forced Migrants" with UNHCR. To read more about this event and other sessions held during the Consultations, click below.
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  • Report on Planned Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change: Consolidating Good Practices and Preparing for the Future
    September 8, 2014
    This new report, compiled by Sanjula Weerasinghe, presents the findings, recommendations and next steps from an expert consultation on Planned Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change held in Sanremo, Italy earlier this year. The three-day meeting, co-hosted by Brookings, ISIM and UNHCR brought together 43 experts on a range of disciplines (adaptation, development, disaster risk reduction, civil protection, environment and climate change, humanitarian assistance and human rights) from 21 countries, drawn from governments, international and non-governmental organizations and academia. To read the report, click below.
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  • The Past and Future of Iraq's Minorities
    September 8, 2014
    Up to 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced since the beginning of 2014. Elizabeth Ferris and Abbie Taylor write on the past and future of minorities who have long been an integral part of Iraq's social fabric, and are among those displaced in the latest violence. To read the piece in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, click below.
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  • UNHCR Global Views
    Crisis Migration features in UNHCR's Global Views
    August 18, 2014
    Susan Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe and Abbie Taylor ask "How can the international community ensure more adequate and effective assistance, protection and solutions?" as part of their ongoing work on the Crisis Migration project in UNHCR'S Global Views blog. To read the post, click below.
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    International Migration: Evolving Trends from the Early Twentieth Century to the Present
    August 14, 2014
    Cambridge University Press has just published a new book from Professor Susan Martin, 'International Migration Trends: Evolving Trends from the Early Twentieth Century to the Present'. Since the end of World War I, governments have sought ways to address various aspects of international migration in a collaborative manner. The book examines how these efforts to increase international cooperation have evolved from the early 20th century to the present. The scope encompasses all of the components of international migration: labor migration, family reunification, refugees, human trafficking and smuggling, and newly emerging forms of displacement (including movements likely to result from global climate change). To find out more, click below.
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  • World Refugee Day a Reminder of Resilience, and a Call to a Solution
    June 20, 2014
    On World Refugee Day, Susan Martin reflects on the strength and resiliency of those forced to flee their homes, but also the need to ensure effective protection, and to find durable solutions so that millions of refugees and displaced persons can build better lives for themselves. Click below to read more on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Blog.
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  • New Publication: The Hyogo Framework, DRR and Mobility
    June 16, 2014
    The Crisis Migration Project is pleased to publish "The Hyogo Framework, DRR and Mobility", written by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in coordination with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. To learn more and to download the paper, click below.
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  • Elizabeth Ferris on Forecasting Displacement: A Brand New Effort Using Big Data
    June 5, 2014
    Elizabeth Ferris, Co-Director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and ISIM Affiliate, writes about our exciting work on forecasting displacement with the use of big data. Participants in this project, funded by the National Science Foundation, have spent the past nine months building interdisciplinary community and capacity to use big data to test the feasibility for creating an early warning system to detect forced migration in the context of humanitarian crises.
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  • Humanitarian Crisis and Migration
    Out Now: Humanitarian Crises and Migration: Causes, Consequences and Responses
    May 1, 2014
    Every week, thousands of people are compelled to move in the face of humanitarian crises, and yet for many, protection is out of reach. "Humanitarian Crises and Migration: Causes, Consequences and Responses", edited by ISIM's Susan Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe, and Abbie Taylor brings together leading experts from multi-disciplinary backgrounds to reflect on diverse humanitarian crises and to discuss the challenges and opportunities in providing protection for these crisis migrants. This timely book, a product of ISIM's Crisis Migration Project, is now available for purchase in hardback, paperback and Kindle editions.
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