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Doctoral Research Workshop: ‘Research, Reform, and Refugee Law: Conducting...
Thu, June 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM BST
Refugee Law Initiative’s (RLI) Doctoral Research Workshop will take place on 8 June 2017 at the Senate House of the University of London. The workshop offers a unique opportunity for Doctoral Affiliates of the RLI and other PhD candidates in the field of refugee law and forced migration studies, broadly defined, to come together to exchange ideas and discuss their research with peers and senior academic colleagues.
The workshop builds on the success of past doctoral workshops run by the RLI and has been organised to coincide with the 2nd RLI Annual Conference ‘Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants’ (5 - 7 June 2017).
The theme ‘Research, Reform, and Refugee Law: Conducting academic research and influencing policy’ reflects the challenges that early career academics face when grappling with analytical, methodological, and policy-oriented frameworks in their research. The theme has been devised to explore these challenges particularly in relation to interdisciplinary research. The exploration will include, for example, examining approaches adopted by researchers in the field of refugee law and forced migration studies to bridge existing gaps between research, law, policy, and politics.
The workshop will open with a presentation from a Guest Speaker (TBC) on their own experiences of the theme to set the context of the day. We will then run three panels where PhD candidates will explore an area of their own research challenges (themes include analytical framework, methodology, law and policy reform), with feedback and discussion from expert discussants and the workshop attendees. There will be time for networking over tea, coffee and a light lunch.
By creating a constructive and supportive space for PhD candidates to discuss their research projects, it is hoped the workshop will generate new insight into these complex areas of academic research. A key aim of the workshop is to make it an open and collaborative space for all attendees. Time will be allocated at each panel for group discussions and all attendees will be given the opportunity to send in questions for discussion in advance. We therefore strongly encourage RLI doctoral affiliates at all stages of their PhD research to attend.