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Sanctuary, Support & Solidarity: Global Conflict & Forced Migration at UoP

Sanctuary, Support and Solidarity: How the University of Portsmouth is engaging with global conflict and forced migration

This in-person event taking place on Wednesday 10th May will look at some of the key ways by which the University of Portsmouth is directly engaging with issues arising from contemporary geopolitical violence and forced migration.

We will first see a presentation by Stephen Wordsworth, Executive Director of the Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara). Cara support academics based in conflict-affected areas and fragile states. The University of Portsmouth has recently put in place funding to accept two Cara visiting fellows at any one time.

We will then hear from Dr. Andrii Zharikov, the lead for the University’s Ukraine twinning fund which is enabling Portsmouth colleagues to collaborate in research projects with academics at Odessa Polytechnic National University. Andrii will introduce the UKRI-funded scheme and representatives of some of the funded projects, all of which aim to promote the economic development and welfare of Ukraine.

Dr. Charles Leddy-Owen, chair of the University’s Sanctuary working group, will then provide an update on ongoing work aimed at achieving University of Sanctuary status for Portsmouth, including the launch of a new immigration law advice service within the university.

Finally, there will be opportunities for audience questions and discussion.

Wed, 10 May 2023 5-7pm.

University of Portsmouth – Eldon Building, Eldon 0.20 Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth PO1 2DJ

Register for the event here.