The projects funded under this programme aim to bring new research ideas and methods to bear on understanding the UK’s international challenges – past, current and future.
The Rohingya Exodus: Issues and Implications for Stability, Security and Peace in South Asia
This project intends to contribute to policy-making related to the management of the Rohingya refugee crisis at local, regional and international levels, with a view to help in the refugees' repatriation process.
Given the recent Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh, this research aims to study the overall implications of this exodus for regional stability, security and peace. In so doing, the project also intends to understand the causes and drivers of identity-based politics associated with the Rohingya population in Myanmar. The objective is to understand complex issues of management of the large exodus of refugees in Bangladesh and how best to address it in the longer-term.
Principal Investigator: Professor Peter Sammonds, University College London
We foster international collaboration in the humanities and social sciences, and promote the sharing of international perspectives on global challenges.