Distinguished Chair on Migration and Forced Migration Studies

The Governing Body of Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (CRG) took a resolution  in its 35th Governing Body Meeting held on 23 August 2015 to institute a Distinguished Chair on Migration and Forced Migration Studies and it was offered to Professor Ranabir Samaddar The resolution was also approved by the members of CRG in its 19th Annual General Meeting held on 23 August 2015. The acceptance speech by Professor Samaddar "Crisis in Greece: Europe's Post Colonial Destiny" was held at the Academy of Fine Arts on 3 October 2015  from 6 - 8pm. For details of the programme click here .





  Decentring the ‘Global’: A South Asian Migration Research Agenda LIDC Migration Leadership Team Global Migration Conversation Delhi, 22-23 May 2018
  Released on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 'The State of Refugees and Displaced People in Europe' is a summary of Refugee Rights Europe's key field research findings from 2017-2018
  Naxalbari and Popular Movements: A Conversation with Ranabir Samaddar
  Decision on the " Prosecution's Request for Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute", September 6, 2018
  Capitalism thrives on the immigrant labour economy (and also keeps refugee conditions precarious), Scroll, July 27, 2018
  Internal Displacement in Asia due to Natural Disaster, The Jakarta Post, August 9, 2018
  “It is easy to be xenophobic, it is harder to be humanitarian” by Meghna Guhathakurta, South Asia@LSE, August 1, 2018
  "A Migrant Boy Rejoins His Mother, but He's not the Same" by Miriam Jordan, The New York Times, July 31, 2018
  An article by Ravi Palat on Meddlesome and More, The Hindu, July 23, 2018
  An article by Ravi Palat on Decoding Trump’s Attack on Europe, The Hindu, July 18, 2018
  An article by Anne Mccall and Ravi Palat on Police Brutality towards Children and the Separation of Children from their Parents are not new in the U.S., The Hindu, June 28, 2018
  An article by Dr. Jeff Crisp on the new trend of premature repatriation of refugees by UNHCR. Dr. Crisp was formerly head of policy development and evaluation at UNHCR, and is currently affiliated to Chatham House and Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center.
  Humane migration: A manifesto for change; An international group of scholars working with people in forced migration got together last month and drafted a manifesto on humane migration as a way to creatively work towards positive change.

Building workers: Gujarat official blames Rohingiya "infiltration"; only 20 of 877 deaths compensated since 2008, Counterview, April 27, 2018.


Susan Martin’s new blog about the Trump Administration’s misuse of Barbara Jordan’s legacy to support its misguided Immigration policies is available on the Center for Migration Studies website. Martin served as the ED of the US Commission on Immigration Reform.

http://cmsny.org/publications/martin-barbara-jordan/ ….

  The 10 Best Articles on Refugees and Migration 35/2017: http://openmigration.org/en/web-review/the-10-best-articles-on-refugees-and-migration-352017/
  Discussing the Rohingya Refugee Crisis by    OCT. 11, 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/world/asia/rohingya-refugee-crisis.html
  Myanmar's Crisis, Bangladesh's Burden: Among the Rohingya Refugees Waiting for a Miracle by FELIZ SOLOMON / COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH November 23, 2017: http://time.com/5031342/bangladesh-myanmar-rohingya-refugee-crisis/
  The ungrateful refugee: 'We have no debt to repay' - The Guardian, April 17, 2017 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/04/dina-nayeri-ungrateful-refugee
  "Broken Men in Paradise: The world's refugee crisisknows no more sinister exercise in cruelty than Australia's island prisons" 
  Paris Authorities order volunteers to stop distributing food to refugees - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/authorities-in-paris-order-volunteers-to-stop-distributing-food-to-refugees-a7584351.html
  Black Athena Reloaded 1: Ideas as Migrants, Our Common Ghosts with Christian Nyampeta and Isa´e Nzeyimana-
  The Apatride Society of the Political Others- http://www.documenta14.de/en/public-programs/1036/the-apatride-society-of-the-political-others
  The Society for The End of Necropolitics- http://www.documenta14.de/en/public-programs/1035/the-society-for-the-end-of-necropolitics
  The noospheric society- http://www.documenta14.de/en/public-programs/1037/the-noospheric-society
  The Society of Friends of Ulises Carrion- http://www.documenta14.de/en/public-programs/5155/the-society-of-friends-of-ulises-carrion
  The Cooperatives Society- http://www.documenta14.de/en/public-programs/9494/the-cooperativist-society
  Report of the Special Reporter on the human rights of migrants on a 2035 agenda for facilitating human mobility- http://reliefweb.int/report/world/report-special-rapporteur-human-rights-migrants-2035-agenda-facilitating-human-mobility