The Institute of African Studies Presents: Brown Bag Series

The Institute of African Studies Presents: Brown Bag Series

Categories: Panel Discussions

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Add to calendar

Discovery Centre, Room 482 MacOdrum Library

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Julianna Moffatt, 613 520 2600 ext. 2229,


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: African Studies
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Commitment, Crisis, Capture: Analyzing the Evolution of South Africa’s Refugee Policy

Heather David, Masters Student, Political Science, Carleton University

Heather Davis: I am a Master’s student in the Political Science Department at Carleton University. I recently returned from a trip to South Africa where I was conducting field research for my Masters thesis. I initially became interested in the study of forced migration and refugees in a course I took last year, in the first year of my program. For that class, I wrote a paper exploring the nature of the global refugee regime in a country like India, whose history with colonialism, division, and the mass movement of people across borders, contradicts many of the international community’s ideas and definitions surrounding forced migration.