Forthcoming events

18th November 2020

10:30am – Talk by Professor Paul Fisher – Please check back here for access link from 16th November.

Central bank responses to Covid-19

“Many central banks have been active with policies since the onslaught of Covid-19 caused macroeconomic mayhem.  As usual, different countries have put different measures in place.  But what can central banks really do and what are they hoping to achieve?  Paul will set out the policy options that central banks have, how that menu is being drawn on to address the pandemic and what they might hope to achieve.”

Professor Fisher will talk for about 35 minutes and then take questions.

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Regretably the event below, and several others in the pipeline, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank all our speakers who have committed to our events and hope to welcome them at a later date.

2nd June 2020

The migration and refugee crisis

Our 2020 flagship event features 3 papers tackling a range of topics to do with displacement of people. Migration and the refugee crisis have become critical themes for the 21st century and this seminar intends to explore some of the complexities and the responses to them.

The event is structured as follows:

1000       Arrival and coffee

1030       Opening comments – Sabine Spangenberg

1035      “Displaced people and the politics of fear – Gendered and Racialised processes of Othering“, Dr Maja Korac (University of East London) – Chair: Nicola Mann.

1120       How well are Syrian refugees being treated in Jordan and Lebanon?“, Professor Peter Grant (Agulhas Applied Knowledge) – Chair: David Munyinyi.

1205       Break

1215       “Syrian Refugees, the Labour Market and the Migration Dynamics of Natives – Evidence from Jordan“, Professor Jackie Wahba (University of Southampton) – Chair: Nastaran Norouzi.

1300       Thanks and closing comments – Adrian Wilkins.

This event will be held at the Kensington campus of the University and all are welcome.

(programme subject to change, for any updates contact [email protected])