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  • Giorgia Dona gave a keynote paper titled ‘Transit migration and home-making: embodied and virtual belonging', at the conference Home for Refugee Children, Queen Mary University, the University of London in Paris, Geffrye Museum of the Home, and Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London, July, 2017
  • Giorgia Dona is a now member of the Independent Advisory Group on Country of Origin Information for the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, which reviews the UK Home Office country of origin reports.
  • The CMRB affiliated Master in Refugee Studies was recognised as 1+3 pathway of the Economic and Social Research Council ‘UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership’. 
  • Issue 2 of the Feminist Dissent journal is out. The issue, edited by Nira Yuval-Davis and Nadje Al-Ali is based on some of the papers presented on the series of symposia on Gender and Fundamentalisms organised by CMRB at UEL and the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS. The issue can be downloaded for FREE from the link.
  • Nira Yuval-Davis presents on panel The History of Struggle is Upside Down in the New World Order: Has Intersectionality Ever Been More Important? at Clark University. View the discussions online at https://vimeo.com/211689989 and https://vimeo.com/211682284
  • Nira Yuval-Davis asked to contribute to an article on refugees for the catalogue of the artist WeiWei exhibition at the National Museum of Prague. You can view a picture of the life boat model he built at the bottom of this link.
  • Nira Yuval-Davis facilitates art installation on the dead crossing the Mediterranean a Tate Modern. Follow link to view the art.
  • Director Georgie Wemyss talked and showcased the Everyday Borders film at the following event: 
    http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/events/migration-seeing-myself-in-others/
  • The Port of London Study Group was delighted to welcome Georgie Wemyss to present a lecture entitled Indian Seafarers: Connecting Histories. You can read about the lecture on their website https://portoflondonstudy.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/lecture-indian-seafarers-connecting-histories-by-georgie-wemyss/
  • Director Georgie Wemyss presented Excavating the Global Lives of Indian Seafarers at the Tower Hamlets Write Idea Festival http://writeideafestival.org/events/
  • Director Nira Yuval-Davis was asked to speak on Brexit and autochthonic citizenship at the conference 'Enfranching Citizenship' at the Royal Academy of Ireland in Ireland on 20th October and Are fluid identities the future? at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas on the 27th.
  • Nira Yuval-Davis presents lecture on Anti-Fundamentalism, Anti-Racism and Feminist Politics at the 2nd International Marxist-Feminist Conference in Vienna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs3Q1QnC3cU&index=9&list=PLE8NFEU2PRpN-mimWcF0RoqsYzK-F_o4- 
  • Please follow the link below and download the first issue of the new journal Feminist Dissent. Two of CMRB directors – Nira Yuval-Davis and Georgie Wemyss are members of the editorial collective and the next issue, which is due to appear in March, will be co-edited by Nira and Nadje Al-Ali from SOAS, based on the symposia series that CMRB has been co-running with SOAS research centre on Gender Studies on different aspects of Gender and Fundamentalism and is due to be out in March 2017. http://journals.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/feministdissent/issue/view/2
  • The Independent published Want to know how to kill a multicultural society? Turn its ordinary citizens into border guards by Nira Yuval-Davis.
  • The Times Higher Education published the following article by Nira Yuval-Davis: Border studies: relevant for international relations and ‘border guard’ university staff
  • Nira Yuval-Davis was a keynote speaker at the Women's Conference at the Glawej Festival in Iraqi Kurdistan (16-20 November 2015). She spoke on the subject of 'Women. Nationalism and Resistance.'
  • The School of Social Sciences was launched on Monday 9th November 2015. Saskia Sassen was a keynote speaker and her talk can be viewed here.
  • CMRB has just published the first tranche of articles for its new online paper series 'Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel' edited by Nira Yuval-Davis and Jamie Hakim. openDemocracy will be publishing an article from this series every day the week commencing 28th September 2015. The articles can be found here.
  • CMRB Senior Research Fellow, Georgie Wemyss has been interviewed by the National Maritime Museum about the importance of the recently catalogued records of Asian crewmen on British ships during the Second World War, on her research.
  • As part of CMRB's involvement in the EUBORDERSCAPES project, we have produced a film called 'Everyday Borders' (dir. Orson Nava). It examines the impact of the 2014 Immigration Act on British society, exploring the way the 'border' is increasingly entering into everyday life, which can be viewed here.