Archive for Migration and Refugees

  • April 1, 2018

    Ethnic Mobilization...

    early three decades after the disintegration of Yugoslavia, ethnic lines among three largest ethnic groups in the region, Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims are still deeply carved and in most segments in lives of ordinary citizens, are politically and economically institutionalized in particular in areas of education, political and economic...

  • April 1, 2018

    Discussing and...

    We do not necessarily need wide-ranging ends. Small things matter too. From local security, bus stop spacing and locating, dress codes and noise. Everyday problems, if objects of deliberation, can be occasion of reasons-giving. They encourage reciprocal acknowledgment while letting the debate going.

  • March 20, 2018

    The Power...

  • July 8, 2017

    Leading, Learning,...

    More people are displaced in the world than ever before, and humanitarian organisations are often overwhelmed with the amount of people in need. Yet when we think of leaders to address the issue of forced displacement, we often envision heads of states or the UN. Rarely do we think of refugees....

  • July 7, 2017

    Refugees and...

    In this era of the greatest global refugee crisis since World War II, people concerned with the status and the future of refugees should take the time to reacquaint themselves with the history of the international refugee regime. In this context, it is particularly important to review the 1951 Geneva...

  • May 4, 2017

    Skilled migration...

    There are 244 million international migrants living abroad worldwide. Today, we are told that too many migrants are pressing at the borders of the Western world. And this requires barriers – either material (walls) or formal (legal constraint to obtain first permits). Meanwhile, wealthy people can literally buy access to the EU...

  • May 3, 2017

    Education Among...

    In March, 2017, six years since the start of the Syrian civil war, the UNHCR announced that the number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries had surpassed 5 million. Now in its seventh year, the war in Syria has cost more than 3.3 million Syrian school-aged children their education. Prior to...