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This event launches the Refugee and Migration Network at the University of Brighton, with the support of Radical Futures. Bringing together academics, students, community groups and policy makers to attempt to answer the question:

What role and responsibilities do Universities have in relation to refugees?

The event seeks to look at what universities are already doing and establish what they should be doing to support refugees. This could be involving pastoral support, scholarships, teaching facilities, as well as supporting academics who are researching in this area. This network wants to support academics and community groups in developing collaborative projects that support refugees and migrants within their communities.

Programme

09.30-10.00 Registration and Tea and Coffee

10.00-10.10 Welcome and Introduction

10.10-11.00 Keynote address ‘Educating without borders’

Professor Corinne Squire (Co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research, UEL)

11.00-11.15 Break

11.15-12.45 Panel discussion

What are universities currently doing?

12.45-13.30 Lunch (provided)

13.30-14.15 Workshop to discuss what universities should be doing

14.15-14.30 Break

14.30-16.00 Panel discussion

What should universities be doing?

Confirmed panelists include:

Teresa Piacentini (Glasgow University)

Jacob Berkson (1000 for a thousand)

Naomi Westland (Amnesty International)

Martin Thornton (Head of Development, CARA)

Moving forward the network will focus on the place and role of the University/Universities with two open workshops/seminars in each term. Please follow https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/refugeeandmigrationnetwork/ for updates and information.

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