As the sun shines on London, we're looking forward to our Development and Conflict Summer School. This year we have a couple of skills share sessions: Dr Maya Goodfellow (who regularly writes for The Guardian newspaper) will present on conflict and journalism, and we have a session planned on conflict and documentary film making, delivered by an international film producer.
I'm also very happy to present two other colleagues who have been teaching with me on the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development core module and Security/Security BA. It's a real pleasure to have them on the teaching team for the Summer School as well. They have both received rave reviews for their teaching, and their research expertise will guide and inform the discussions and analysis in July and August. Have a look at their profiles below.
Full details of the Summer School are here:
Karen Schouw Iversen is a PhD candidate in the department of Development Studies at SOAS. Her PhD research focuses on protests and forms of resistance amongst internally displaced persons in Bogotá, Colombia, who have engaged in a series of occupations of public spaces and buildings in order to contest what they perceive to be an inadequate humanitarian response to their displacement. The research examines how people displaced by violence themselves negotiate the situations they find themselves in, and grapples with the question of what potential protests have in a context characterised by violence and forced displacement. More broadly, it grapples with issues such as humanitarianism, forced migration, and the potential and limitations of resistance.