April 2nd, 2012, E-Digest of the New Scholars Network (NSN)

Dear New Scholars Network,

The CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the inaugural edition of our journal, The Refugee Review is still open! We encourage all those interested to submit their work.

What’s special about our journal? It accepts and encourages not only academic work, but also the work produced by NGOs, civil society groups and engaged individuals (including grey literature, blogs, livejournals, etc). We believe that accepting quality material that includes but also goes beyond the purely academic will more thoroughly illuminate research findings, collaborative projects and other exciting, engaging work that is being done by those who are new to the field. We hope your work will populate our journal with fresh insight. For the full call, visit our new website (https://espminetwork.wordpress.com/refugee-review/) or read below.

Would you like to weigh in on how it feels to be a new scholar, practitioner, policymaker or worker in the field of forced migration? Visit here and answer a few questions, and your responses may be published in the first edition of our journal. (https://espminetwork.wordpress.com/new-scholars-discussion-series/)

The NSN Executive Team

Jobs & Internships:
**Please note that some of the links may need to be refreshed or re-traced via Google, as they are active searches and sometimes expire. Nonetheless, all links have been checked at the time of this email.**

Volunteer Opportunity – Refugee Mentor Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Services, Commo… – Roanoke, VA

Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Intern, Women’s Refug…International Rescue Committee – New York, NY

Refugee & Migrant Case Aid/Interpreter Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Kansas City, KS

Refugee Youth Case Manager Catholic Charities of Onondaga County – Syracuse, NY

Refugee Social Worker – Bilingual Spanish General Dynamics – IT – Harlingen, TX – +1 location

IRC Refugee Employment Internship: The Americ
International Rescue Committee – Washington, DC Re… – Silver Spring, MD

Refugee Services Case Manager Assistant St. Vincent Catholic Charities – Michigan

Refugee Support Network- Vista Leader AmeriCorps – Washington

Match Grant Program Intern – Refugee Resettle Ethiopian Community Development Council – African… – Silver Spring, MD

Youth Program Lead Teacher – SeaTac (Part-time with Benefits… Refugee Women’s Alliance – SeaTac, WA

Refugee Youth Project Administrative Intern Baltimore City Community College’s Refugee Youth P… – Baltimore, MD (Bayview area)

Grants Accountant (Temporary) Refugee Family Services – Stone Mountain, GA

Refugee and Immigration Policy Legal Intern,
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Inc. – Arlington, VA (Lyon Village area)

Immigration/Refugee Policy Intern, HIAS, Wash
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Inc. – Arlington, VA (Lyon Village area)

Volunteer Opportunity – English Tutor
Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Services, Commo… – Roanoke, VA

Refugee Health Screener-100
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administratio… – Denver, CO

The Women’s Refugee Commission – Open Positions:

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM INTERN Read more: Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Intern

FUEL AND FIREWOOD INITIATIVE INTERN, SUMMER 2012 Read more: Fuel and Firewood Initiative Intern, Summer 2012

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, LIVELIHOODS Read more: Senior Program Officer, Livelihoods

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN Read more: Communications Intern

PROGRAM COORDINATOR–SAFE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Read more: Program Coordinator–SAFE, Democratic Republic of the Congo

American Refugee Committee open positions (various countries)

Charity Village open positions (refugee focus)

World Relief open positions

Charity Village open positions (immigration focus)

Idealist Jobs under the key-word “Refugee”

Idealist Jobs under the key-word “Migration”

UNHCR open positions

ReliefWeb open positions

UN open positions

Alertnet open positions

International Development Jobs and Consulting Opportunities

For more opportunities, consult this list of refugee organizations for current openings
Link: http://www.rcusa.org/index.php?page=jobs


Educational and Professional Opportunities:

Call for Articles: The Forced Migration Review team invites you to consider writing for an issue of FMR to be published in December 2012 on ‘Preventing displacement’.

Call for articles now online at www.fmreview.org/preventing/

From a programmatic perspective, in conflict situations preventative efforts by humanitarian and human rights actors are often part of broader initiatives to respond to the protection concerns of IDPs and affected communities. In addition, in situations of natural disaster, effective disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness can reduce the risk of displacement or at least minimise its impact should it occur. In the case of development projects, carried out by public or private actors, any forced relocation must be justified by compelling and overriding public interest. With the threat of climate change putting populations at increased risk, the issue of preventing and managing displacement is likely to become more acute.
The challenge of prevention also applies to the potential for the recurrence of displacement once displaced people and refugees return to their places of origin, settle locally in the community that received them, or relocate to yet another place – that is, in source countries, countries of first asylum, and transit countries.
This issue of FMR aims to explore efforts to prevent displacement. The FMR Editors are looking for practice-oriented submissions, reflecting a diverse range of opinions, which address questions such as the following:
– What are the immediate triggering causes of displacement and how do different causes converge to induce people to move? Given the answers to these questions, what can be done to prevent or mitigate displacement?
– To what extent is the prevention of displacement a deliberate object of humanitarian and development programme strategies, and what are these strategies?
– Can a protection approach prevent displacement by protecting and assisting people before they are displaced? Could there be a ‘right to remain’, and could it be implemented? Are attempts at preventing displacement potentially at odds with people?s right to seek safety from violent conflict?
– What lessons can be drawn from experiences in incorporating prevention/mitigation of displacement in operational strategies and protective activities (such as early warning and contingency planning, prevention by presence, advocacy, mediation and dialogue, capacity building and training, community mobilisation)? Where can we see examples of best practice? What worked, what didn’t work, and what recommendations can be made to inform other contexts?
– What are the applicable legal frameworks relating to protection from displacement and the respective obligations and roles of States, armed groups and other non-state actors with respect to prevention of displacement? What do the different legal frameworks require in practical terms?
– What progress has been made in incorporating preventative measures in national and/or regional legal and policy frameworks? How have these been implemented and with what results?
– What is the role of national actors in preventative efforts? What is the role of regional actors in preventative efforts?
– What role should international actors play in preventing and/or minimising displacement?
– Are there examples where the economic or financial costs and impacts of displacement or its prevention can be quantified?
– How can one ensure that preventative measures are not perceived as potentially hindering movement? Are attempts at preventing displacement potentially at odds with people’s right to seek refuge from violent conflict?

Deadline for submission of articles for FMR: **4th June 2012**
Maximum length of articles: 2,500 words
If you are interested in submitting an article, please email us at fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk. We would encourage you to forward this announcement to any organisations or individuals working specifically on this issue, or send us suggestions as to whom we could send the announcement. We are particularly keen to reflect the experiences and knowledge of communities and individuals directly affected by these questions.
If you can suggest potential sources of funding for this issue, we would very much like to hear from you.
We apologise for any cross-posting of this message.

With best wishes
Marion Couldrey & Maurice Herson,
Co-Editors, Forced Migration Review

Subject: /gocmenhaklari/ CALL FOR PAPERS: Amsterdam, 28-29 August 2012

Migration Research Center at Koç University, MiReKoc is organizing a
workshop entitled “Who wants to go to Europe?” within the Ninth Annual
IMISCOE Conference, which will take place on 28-29 August 2012, in
In recent times, there has been a rising concern among policy makers
and scholars about the likelihood of migration flows to Europe. This
workshop aims to bring together those studies estimating the volume
and the profile of potential migrants coming from different countries
both in the areas neighbouring Europe and those that are further away.
Studies that investigate the dynamics and mechanisms behind the
aspirations of people to migrate to Europe are invited to be presented
with diverse methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative.  On the
one hand, by examining basic factors such as age, gender, urban/rural
background, education level and occupation, family characteristics,
and previous migration experiences, the profile of those who wish to
migrate to Europe can be investigated and compared.  On the other
hand, by applying bivariate and multivariate analysis, the impacts of
individual characteristics of people as well as the structural factors
that these people live in on the aspiration to move can be measured
and compared.  The workshop is looking for studies that are concerned
with the questions of “who wants to migrate to Europe” and “why” as
well as the opposing question of “who does not want to go”.  Those
studies that try to understand the continuing interplay of the
following three elements are welcomed: (1) individual migrant’s
characteristics, perceptions, interpretations, and actions, (2)
individual migrant’s more immediate personal-social environment such
as household, family, and (3) structural (social, economic, political,
demographic) settings in migration systems.
Those of you who are interested in presenting a paper in the workshop,
please send your abstracts and CV to Dr. Deniz Sert to dsert@ku.edu.tr
no later than 1 June 2012.
For the conference website, please visit:

For the call, please visit:

Dr. Deniz Şenol Sert
(Migration Research Center at Koç University)
Rumeli Feneri Yolu 34450 Sarıyer-Istanbul
Phone:  +90 212 338 1696
Fax:  +90 212 338 1642
GSM: +90 535 256 0709

Call for Submissions: Refugee Review: Social Movements and the Politics of Forced Migration, Deadline: June 1st, 2012. Contact refugeereview@gmail.com
For more information: https://espminetwork.wordpress.com/refugee-review/

Call for Youth Participation: PLURAL+ 2012 Youth Video Festival on Migration and Social Inclusion, The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ( UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Deadline: July 1st, 2012 (early submissions encouraged)
For more information and description: http://www.unaoc.org/2012/02/plural-2012-youth-video-festival-on-migration-and-social-inclusion-calls-for-youth-participation/ and plural@unaoc.org

Call for Papers/Proposals/Conference: Double Jeopardy 2012
July 4-6, 2012 on global causes of forced migration and the experiences of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
For more information, please contact: doublejeopardy@gre.ac.uk

Call for Papers, North Africa and Displacement

Call for Papers: Children and War: Past and Present
Salzburg, Austria, July 2013, Deadline April 2013

Call for Papers: Contested Spaces and Cartographic Challenges, 14th Conference of the International Association for Studies in Forced Migration (IASFM), Kolkata, India, January 6-9, 2013, Deadline April 30, 2012, http://www.iasfmconference.org



Migrants and the London Elections 2012

An international, interdisciplinary postgraduate conference Friday, 27
April 2012 Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway,
University of London

Keynote speakers:
Professor Robin Cohen (Emeritus Professor and Principal Investigator of
the Leverhulme Oxford Diasporas Programme, University of Oxford) Before
the Welcoming: The Origins of Difference, the Beginnings of Convergence

Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (RMIT University, Melbourne and
Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the Centre for World Cinema, University
of Leeds) The Dorothy Complex: Children and Migration in World Cinema
For programme details and online registration:
With accelerated inter- and intra-national mobility, the concepts of
place and displacement, and their impact on individual and collective
identities, have received unprecedented scholarly attention in
disciplines as diverse as Geography, Politics, Music, Film and Media
Studies, English, Postcolonial Studies and Migration and Diaspora
Studies. The growing importance of multi-locality, transnational (and
‘post-national’) communities, cosmopolitanism and various forms of
flexible citizenship call binarisms which posit ‘the stranger’ as ‘the
Other’ of the indigenous community, as the ‘guest’ who is welcomed by
the hegemonic host society, into question. Contests around notions of
ethnic essentialism and cultural purity have given way to a widespread
acceptance of diversity and the celebration of hybridity. In music,
literature, and film, the contributions of artists with transnationally
mobile and/or ethnic minority backgrounds to the aesthetic traditions of
western hegemonic cultural productions have resulted in innovative
creative synergies of the local and the global and have enjoyed
considerable cross-over appeal. On the other hand, many ‘strangers’ have
not been welcomed, their voices have been silenced, and their artistic
expressions have been marginalized. The exponential growth in
informational technologies and the mobility of global capital, which
once promised to fulfil McLuhan’s vision of a global village, has been
accompanied by many unforeseen challenges. Restricted mobility of
labour, asylum legislation, and new security challenges pose a threat to
the ideal of global identities and a cosmopolitan society.
For details on how to get to Royal Holloway, University of London, see:

Daniela Berghahn
Professor of Film Studies
Department of Media Arts
Royal Holloway
University of London
TW20 0EX
T. +44 (0)1784 443838



UNHCR’s New Education Strategy:

Burmese refugees not rushing home yet

Sudan Tribune: IOM to suspend repatriation operation to Ethiopians in Yemen http://www.sudantribune.com/IOM-to-suspend-repatriation,41961 South Sudan – IOM returns 2300 locals by train:

UNHCR completes repatriation of more than 24,000 Mauritanians http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/unhcr-completes-repatriation-of-more-than-24000-mauritanians/

Migration on the rise, says Afghan government

APNewsBreak: 3 refugees cleared in fake bomb plotAtlanta Journal ConstitutionBy AMANDA LEE MYERS AP PHOENIX — All charges have been dropped against three African refugees who were accused of putting a fake bomb through security at Phoenix’s airport in a possible “dry run” for a terror attack. FILE – This combo mode from …See all stories on this topic » Atlanta Journal Constitution
Turkey Braces for Flood of Syrian Refugees Voice of America March 28, 2012 Turkey Braces for Flood of Syrian Refugees Henry Ridgwell | Kilis, Turkey Turkey has seen a spike in the number of refugees coming from Syria as the government assault in neighboring Idlib province intensifies. See all stories on this topic »
APNewsBreak: Charges dropped against 3 refugees accused in fake bomb plot at … Washington Post PHOENIX — All charges have been dropped against three African refugees who were accused of putting a fake bomb through security at Phoenix’s airport in a possible “dry run” for a terror attack. US District Judge Neil Wake dropped the charges against … See all stories on this topic »
Up to 7000 Congolese refugees flee into Uganda CBS News KAMPALA, Uganda — Up to 7000 Congolese refugees have fled to Uganda to escape violence in their home country, Ugandan officials said, warning that the influx now posed a security risk for Uganda. Stephen Mallinga, Uganda’s minister for refugees and … See all stories on this topic »
APNewsBreak: 3 refugees cleared in fake bomb plotMiamiHerald.comThe three African refugees were arrested Aug. 5 after a fake bomb was found in one of their carry-on bags at Phoenix’s airport. All charges have been dropped against the three African refugees. US District Judge Neil Wake dropped the charges against …See all stories on this topic » MiamiHerald.com
Asylum Claims Rose 20 Percent Last Year, UN Refugee Agency Says New York Times “The large number of asylum claims clearly shows 2011 to have been a year of great difficulty for very many people,” Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a statement from his Geneva office. See all stories on this topic »
Refugees say neighbor shoots neighbor in Syrian crackdown Sacramento Bee The refugees, from in and around Qusayr, a town in the same province as the rebellious city of Homs, this week offered a rare eyewitness account of the unfolding tumult in western Syria as an intensive bombardment of communities continues. See all stories on this topic »