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  • Graduate Programs in Coexistence and Conflict – Brandeis University


    Name of Practitioner: Graduate Programs in Coexistence and Conflict – Brandeis University

    Website: http://heller.brandeis.edu/academic/coex/


    Contact Information:

    The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
    Brandeis University
    415 South Street
    Waltham, MA 02454-9110
    USA
    Boston area, Waltham,
    Phone: +1-617-775-4530
    Email: COEX@brandeis.edu

     

    Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise:

     

    The Graduate Programs in Coexistence and Conflict provide the professional skills to design and implement successful interventions that enable groups, nations and regions to embrace coexistence values, i.e., societies living together more equitably, while respecting each other’s diversity and acknowledging each other’s interdependence. The programs are designed for early and mid-career professionals who work for governments, international agencies, and non-government organizations or related fields, such as security and diplomacy, aid and development, human rights, democracy work, education, civil society and community development.

    Resources and Publications available: http://heller.brandeis.edu/academic/coex/faculty/research-resources.html

     

     

     

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  • Diaspeace


    Practitioner from civil society organization

    Name of Practitioner:

    Diaspeace

    Website:

    http://www.diaspeace.org/

     

    Contact Information:

    Pekka.Virtanen, email: pekka.virtanen@jyu.fi
    Andrea Warnecke, email: warnecke@bicc.de


    Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise:

     

    DIASPEACE is a multi-disciplinary research project that seeks to generate evidence-based and policy-relevant knowledge about the ways in which diasporas play into the dynamics of conflict and peace in their countries of origin.
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  • EUMARGINS


    Practitioner from academic institution

    Name of Practitioner:

    EUMARGINS

     

    Website:

    http://www.sv.uio.no/iss/english/research/projects/eumargins/

     

    Contact Information:

    Katrine Fangen

    admin-eumargins@sosgeo.uio.no

     

    Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise:

     

    EUMARGINS is a collaborative project financed by The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) of the European Union. The research focus is on inclusion and exclusion of young adult immigrants in seven European countries.

    Both exclusion caused by macro structures such as the national and EU policies, and exclusion caused by micro structures such as neighbourhoods, schools, family networks and peer groups are studied. And maybe young people sometimes willingly contribute to their own exclusion? The main social domains of analysis are the educational system and the labour market. In addition, leisure time activities and/or socio-political activism as well as the role of neighbourhoods and other networks are included in the analysis.

    Young adult immigrants is a diverse group of people, and therefore EUMARGINS studies a broad spectrum of cases in each country. This enables to see how young immigrants with different positions in society experience different forms of barriers and opportunities. The researchers seek to overcome traditional perceptions attached to so-called most and least marginalised people. This is done by means of interviewing young immigrants labelled as marginalised about experiences of inclusion, and those who are in high-status educational tracks or in high-status jobs about their possible experiences of exclusion.

    EUMARGINS is primarily a qualitative project, but quantitative data also play an important role. Analysis of existing statistics is therefore used in combination with lifestory interviews and participant observation. This combination of method enables to seize the complexity of the processes of inclusion and exclusion, as well as the transition between these two. The research is based upon the belief that individuals may be included in some arenas, but at the same time excluded from other arenas, and that these situations are changing during the course of a lifetime.

    The EUMARGINS project kindly agreed to share its Policy Briefs and its Key Publications with IBIS:

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  • Attracting and retaining newcomers in a small city – research


    Academic institution

    Name of Practitioner:

    Thompson Rivers University

    Website:

    www.tru.ca

    Contact Information:

    900 McGill Road
    PO Box 3010
    Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
    Phone: 250-828-5258
    Email: jdrolet@tru.ca

    Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise:

    Dr. Julie Drolet is an Assistant Professor in Social Work at Thompson Rivers University. She is the principal investigator of a study titled “Settlement Experiences of Family-Class Immigrants in a Small City.” She is working towards creating a more welcoming and inclusive community in Kamloops, British Columbia, in order to attract and to retain newcomers in the Interior of BC. As a social work researcher, teacher and community member, she contributes to community engagement and dialogue on settlement and integration issues in Canada. Research findings show that the immigration settlement and integration experiences of newcomers is not the same as the urban-context of large metropolitan centres.

    Resources and Publications available:

    • Drolet, J., Robertson, J., Multani, P., Robinson, W., and Wroz, M.(2008). Settlement experiences in a small city: Kamloops, British Columbia. Vol. 1 (1), 1-10.
    • Drolet, J., Robertson, J. and Robinson, W. (2010, forthcoming). Settlement experiences in a small city: Voices of Family Class Immigrants and Settlement Workers. Canadian Social Work Review.
    • Bonifacio, G. and Drolet, J. (Eds). (Forthcoming, 2011) Immigration and the Small City. Vancouver: UBC Press.

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  • Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies


    Academic institution



    Name of Practitioner:

    Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS, American University of Cairo)

    Website:

    http://www.aucegypt.edu/ResearchatAUC/rc/cmrs/Pages/default.aspx



    Contact Information:

    113 Kasr El Aini street
    Cairo
    MENA, Cairo, Egypt
    Phone: +20 160475 625
    Email: ahsan722001@yahoo.com



    Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise:

    The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) was established in 2000 as a program of education, research, and outreach on refugee issues. It was developed in 2008 into a regional center that encompasses all forms of international mobility, whether voluntary or forced, economic or political, individual or collective, temporary or permanent. CMRS works along three building blocks: research, education and outreach, aiming to form strong synergies between them.
    CMRS offers an MA in Migration and Refugee Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, and an additional Graduate Diploma with a Specialization in Psychosocial Intervention for forced migrants and refugees.
    CMRS’ research program includes a systematic and comparative inventory of the situation regarding migration and refugee movements across the MEA, as well as in-depth studies of emerging issues in the region. CMRS’ outreach includes disseminating knowledge on migration and refugee issues beyond the university’s gates, as well as providing a range of educational services to refugee communities.

    Keywords: Research, Remittances, Migration and Asylum Law

    Resources and Publications available:

    Ashgate (book, in press), Routledge (book chapter)
    Asian and Pacific Migration Journal; The Journal of Contemporary Asia
    International Journal of Social Economics; Development Review
    J. Rural Social Work; Asian Journal of Women’s Studies
    International Migration, Asian Profile, Social Science Review
    Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, Journal of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies.


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