14th Conference of the International Association for Studies in Forced Migration to be held in Kolkata

The 14th Conference of the International Association for Studies in Forced Migration (IASFM) will take place in Kolkata, India 6 – 9 January 2013 and will be hosted by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group. This is the first time that the conference is being hosted in South Asia. The topic of the conference is ”Contested Spaces and Cartographic Challenges”, and particular focus will be on – Borders and Displacement; – Geography and economies of Displacement; – Rights, Ethics, and Institutions. Alongside traditional panel presentations, the conference will include plenaries, round-table discussions, public dialogues, film shows and cultural events. While academic contributions will be at the heart of the conference, there will also be a strong presence of policy-makers and activists since the conference seeks to influence the relevant policy discussions and civil society interventions. Abstracts are to be submitted by 15 June 2012. Some financial assistance may be available to assist those who might be otherwise unable to attend the conference. Priority will be given to graduate students and individuals from the Global South. Read the full announcement.

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