İstanbul Kültür University

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant on Forced Migration

GPoT Center partners on a project on forced migration. The project creates a research partnership among seven academic institutions and individuals in Canada, the United States, Western Europe, Turkey, and Asia in order to establish the basis for a broader partnership among universities, government agencies, international organizations, and civil society actors.

Forced migration is understood as the involuntary movement of individuals to another part of their country or abroad. It includes people who are seeking asylum, who have been deliberately expelled, who are fleeing violence and political instability, and who have been forced out by ecological disasters.

The Co-applicants
The following institutions have agreed to work together to develop a partnership focused on the issues noted above:

* The Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto [lead institution],
* The Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia,
* The Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University,
* Global Political Trends Center, Istanbul Kültür University,
* The Institute of Contemporary History, Munich
* Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford,
* The Department of Social Welfare, Yonsei University, Seoul,
* Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Overall Aim of the Partnership
Working closely with graduate students, the team will join forces on five key topics related to forced migration. At this stage, the partnership is composed chiefly of postsecondary institutions, with an eye to developing the research agenda to be implemented with a future extended partnership grant including NGOs, government agencies, and international organizations.

Sponsors
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The grant runs from March 15, 2014 to March 15, 2016.

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