About the seminar series
This public seminar series consists of two separate themes: 1) Refugees in the United Kingdom and 2) Urban Refugees. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds, including both practitioners and academics, to consolidate existing empirical and theoretical knowledge of the proposed themes.
1) Refugees in the United Kingdom
At the end of 2016, the United Kingdom hosted nearly 120,000 refugees from a range of countries. While the available literature on this population has been growing, many areas of refugees’ post-resettlement/asylum lives remain under-explored. This seminar series will offer insights into the ways in which refugees in the UK have adapted to their new lives, with a focus on understanding the lived experiences of their economic and socio-cultural integration – or lack thereof.
2) Urban Refugees
Currently, more than half of the world’s refugees live outside of designated refugee camps or settlements, surviving with varying degrees of independence and success, and often living under the radar of aid organisations. This seminar series will enable audiences to cultivate a better understanding of the day-to-day lives of ‘self-settled’ refugees around the world, particularly in the Global South.
About the speaker
Jacqueline Broadhead is a Senior Researcher at COMPAS, University of Oxford, and leads on the Inclusive Cities programme at the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity. Inclusive Cities supports five UK cities and their local partners to achieve a step-change in their approach towards integration of newcomers in the city, including through a learning exchange with Welcoming America. Jacqui acts as the UK coordinator for the European Website on Social Integration. She is a Research Member of the Common Room at Kellogg College and sits on the Departmental Research Ethics Committee (DREC) for SAME and the Central University Ethics Committee (CUREC). Read more at: www.compas.ox.ac.uk/people/jacqui-broadhead