Parallel session
Conflict & refugees

The size and spread of the humanitarian crisis arising out of war and conflict in the Middle-East and North Africa, and the flows of refugees in 2015, took most governments and international agencies by surprise. Such massive population displacements in turn raise concerns about refugees as sources and ‘catalysts’ of new international conflict.

This session considers the interrelations between conflict and refugees, bringing to light - from research and practice - key factors for consideration by international actors in designing responses to current and future refugee crises.


Mika Aaltola, Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Gilles Carbonnier, Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland   Presentation | Video
Neil Ferguson, ISDC Germany   Presentation | Video
Sophie Graner, Medecins Sans Frontiers, Sweden   Presentation | Video
Jonathan Hall, Uppsala University   Video

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