Since 2015, the Kaldor Centre’s Emerging Scholars Network has brought together early-career scholars working on refugee and forced migration issues from Australia, the UK and US. The network provides an opportunity for scholars to share ideas and research across countries, disciplines and institutions. In August 2017, the ESN expanded with the creation of the Asia-Pacific Research Group, the first interdisciplinary community of scholars researching refugee law, policy and practice in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2019, an Africa Research Group was also formed within the broader ESN.
The ESN’s Asia-Pacific research group:
- creates a collaborative community of early-career scholars working in related fields across the region;
- showcases scholars’ research in the fields of refugee and forced migration studies;
- promotes the exchange of ideas and encourage inter-country and interdisciplinary links, collaboration and dialogue on issues of mutual interest;
- supports scholars’ professional development by helping them to access resources for publications, funding and other opportunities; and
- promotes the study of refugee law and practice in the Asia-Pacific.
The research group stays connected primarily through online communications (email), ensuring the widest possible range of scholars. All official communications are in English. Members are eligible to apply to attend the annual ESN workshop held in Sydney each November.
Questions about the Asia-Pacific research group should be directed to Madeline Gleeson at: firstname.lastname@example.org