8-26 July 2002
The Refugee Studies Centre's International Summer School aims to provide participants with a deeper and broader understanding of the forces and institutions that generate, maintain, and influence responses to displaced people. Participants will examine: different views of the nature of forced migration; the historical context of forced migration and its location within broader regional and global processes; the multifaceted realities faced by forced migrants; and the character of current responses to displacement.
Through lectures, group discussions, case studies, simulations and individual study, the School offers those involved in humanitarian assistance the opportunity to study, learn, and reflect upon their own and others' experiences in a setting removed from the day-to-day pressures of work. Participants will have ready access to the RSC Documentation Centre, which holds the world's largest collection of unpublished literature in the area of forced migration. The Summer School is an inter-disciplinary, intensive, full-time course of study requiring participation throughout.
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Participants: maximum of 78 senior and middle managers involved with assistance and policy-making for forced migrants. Participants typically include host government officials, intergovernmental, and non-governmental agency personnel engaged in planning, administering and co-ordinating assistance. Proficiency in the English language is necessary in order to achieve maximum benefit from participation in the course.
Tuition, fee, lodging: The fee for the three-week course is £2,250. This includes 20 nights bed and breakfast accommodation with weekday lunches; tuition; pack of reading materials; and RSC organised social activities. Evening meals are not included in the course fees. Participants make their own travel arrangements to and from Wadham College, Oxford. Deadline of application is 1 May 2002, yet early application is encourage to ensure a place. The application form can be filled on-line: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/ssapplication.html.