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Open Lecture: Machiel Salomons, Principle Policy Development and Evaluation Officer UNHCR 

Migration Research @ Sheffield together with the Department of Politics are pleased to announce that it will be hosting a public lecture by Machiel Salomons, Principle Policy Development and Evaluation Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva.

MSalomonsLectureWhen: December 1st, at 6:30pm
Where: The Diamond Lecture Theatre 5

This event is FREE to attend. Please register here.

Title: What is UNHCR’s protection strategy to address the current asylum crisis in Europe and beyond?

Abstract: Since the Second World War, the world has not seen an equal number of forcefully displaced people. More than 65 Million are fleeingviolence, oppression and human rights violations prompting states to adopt ever restrictive measures. Can UNHCR convince states to keep their borders open?

BIO Drs. Machiel Salomons holds a Master’s Degree in International Law from the University of Amsterdam and pursued post-graduate studies, International Human Rights Law at Oxford University (New College). Since 2012, Machiel is Principal Policy and Evaluation Officer in the UNHCR Executive Office. Some of the evaluation reports he co-drafted, including on South Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Kenya and refugee status determination procedures may be found on the UNHCR website.

Arrivals Book LaunchArrivals: Making Sheffield Home (Book Launch)

When: December 6th, 2016 at 6pm

Where: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane., S1 4FW Sheffield

Organizer: Jeremy Abrahams (info@jeremyabrahams.co.uk). For any queries, please contact Jeremy directly.

You are warmly invited to the launch of the ‘Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home’ book. The book contains all the images and stories from the exhibition at Weston Park Museum. It has been printed, bound and will be available through my website from November 28th. The launch event will be at ‘The Circle’ on Rockingham Lane on Tuesday December 6th, between 6pm and 7.30 pm. You can see full details on Facebook or on my website. I am hoping it will be a bit more than a book launch. I will be giving a talk about the project and Sheffield based novelist Marina Lewycka will also be talking and there will be stalls at which other Xmas gifts will be available run by ASSIST Sheffield and Hand Picked Books. Plus a glass of wine or two … It would be really helpful to have a good idea of numbers so if you are coming please let me know and mention how many you will be. I do hope you can come. Many thanks and best wishes. Jeremy