Upcoming webinar on the critical role of ethics in forced migration research

What ethical considerations do researchers have to consider when it comes to directly involving vulnerable populations in research, as well as for “gatekeepers” to forced migrant populations and the forced migrants themselves?

On 10 December, join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), PHAP, and the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN) for a webinar, in which we will discuss the particular ethical challenges faced in researching situations of forced migration, how these relate to the application in practice of the principle of “do no harm” and the IASFM Code of Ethics. 

Research on forced migration provides critical input into the processes that help shape policy on displacement and humanitarian response. On that account, researchers should directly engage refugees, other forcibly displaced groups, and the communities that host them. The self-representation of refugees is a principle that has recently been reaffirmed through the discussions around the Global Compact on Refugees, as well as other processes. 

During this live event, we will hear from researchers, a refugee post-graduate student, as well as a camp manager, who will share their experience and exchange views on these questions.

This webinar is free to attend. 

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