11th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

CARFMS 2018: Dialogue Beyond Borders

Carleton University, May 22-May 25, 2018

Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has strived to foster both disciplinary and multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and co-disciplinary forms of research. It has also been a field that has sought, in various ways, to engage with elements of policy and practice relating to displacement. It also strives to engage with, and often directly involve, the perspectives and experience of individuals and groups that have been displaced. In these ways, is has also been a field that has sought to speak beyond the various borders and boundaries that can constrain dialogue.

What have been the benefits and challenges of these various forms of dialogue? How can we, individually and collectively, promote more meaningful dialogue between disciplines, with the displaced, and between the research, policy and practitioner communities? How can such dialogue promote better protection, assistance and solutions with and for the displaced?