“Return: Going home after fleeing violent conflict”
During this Lunch Talk Sandra Joireman, Weinstein Chair of International Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Richmond, VA, USA will present her new book on return migration after violent conflict.
About the book: Using case studies and first-person accounts from interviews and fieldwork in post-conflict settings such as Uganda, Liberia, and Kosovo, Sandra Joireman highlights the divergence between these policies and the preferences of conflict-displaced people. Rather than looking from the top down, at the rights that people have in international and domestic law, the perspective of this text is from the ground up—examining individual and household choices after conflict. Some refugees want to go home, some do not want to return, some want to return to their countries of origin but live in a different place, and others are repatriated against their will when they have no other options. Peace, Preference, and Property suggests alternative policies that would provide greater choice for displaced people in terms of property restitution and solutions to displacement.
The presentation will be sponsored by the forthem Migration and Diversity Lab and the Appraising Risk partnership grant.
When: 29th November 12:00 c.t. -14:00
Where: Senate Hall, NatFak Building, 7th floor; also accessible online via MS Teams:
Meeting-ID: 331 602 190 88, Passcode: DX4BST