Seeking security in an age of turmoil: Displaced academics and the UK
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 18:30 - 20:00
- The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Academics displaced as a result of war and persecution have been welcomed into the UK for many years. With key organisations such as the Council for At-Risk Academics, they seek to build new lives - in many cases, in preparation for the day they can return home. In this event, we celebrate the positive contributions displaced academics make to UK higher education life, and society, in addition to discussing the obstacles faced by those forced into exile.
Dr Talal Al-Mayhani Clinical Fellow in Queen Square, London & Visiting Research Associate in Cambridge
Professor Dawn Chatty FBA Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration, University of Oxford
Peter Grady Senior Legal Officer, UNHCR
Stephen Wordsworth CEO, Cara
Bidisha Writer and broadcaster
Part of Refugee Week
Free, booking required
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