Academic Events Archive

 Explore the archive of past BCARS academic events, from Fall 2014 to Fall 2016. 

Workshop: BCARS CIRSD Balkans Refugee Policy

September 21, 2016 - Researchers from BCARS collaborated with the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development to workshop ideas with policymakers, government representatives, aid workers, and academics from across the Balkans region to develop policy recommendations on more effective responses to migration of refugees.

Graduate Conference: Judith Reppy Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies

April 16, 2016 - BCARS Junior Scholar Vicky Kelberer presented her ongoing research project on new strategies for mitigating the Syrian refugee crisis across the region.

Lecture: A Policy Conversation with Joseph Livingston

October 21, 2015 - Joseph Livingston (Program Officer, U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) discussed the ongoing challenges of U.S. refugee policy vis-a-vis the Syrian crisis.

Panel Discussion: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

October 14, 2015 - Moderated by Dr. A. Richard Norton, experts from the field - including Save the Children International's Country Director for Turkey, Martha Meyers; Safety & Liaison Manager, Ammar Kourany; Programme Manager, Dr. Adbulkarim Ekzayez; and Joseph Livingston of the Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration - meet with BCARS experts in Boston  to discuss operational, legal, and policy challenges in delivering aid to Syrian refugees.

Workshop: Responses to Syria's Humanitarian Crisis

October 31, 2014 - BCARS hosted a workshop for scholars, policy analysts, and program implementers to discuss the impacts of Syria's refugee crisis on the region and the international community. We asked ourselves: "What can we learn from the refugees, those providing aid, and those providing funds, to help ameliorate the situation, now and into the future?"


Our goal was to share evidence, understanding, and insights related to research and work on the ground; assess what is working and what may need to change; and suggest a set of recommendations for government decision-makers, donors, program implementers, and researchers to consider as they create and update policy, design and implement programs, and conduct the research in which policy and programs are grounded. In other words, we sought to understand how and where the international community could be doing more-and working differently-to respond to this growing crisis.

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