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Day 250, Year of #Mygration: 'The endless unfinished conversation of identity'

On Day 250, Professor Simon Lee reflects on the Year of #Mygration

19th December 2018

Curious Kids: why don’t poorer countries just print more money?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages, where The Conversation asks experts to answer questions from kids. 

19th December 2018
Jan Figel and Jessica Giles

Plea to remain “open-minded and open-hearted” with respect to religion

Special Envoy for Promotion of freedom of religion outside the EU and former deputy prime minister of the Slovak Republic, Dr Ján Figeľ, stressed the importance of remaining ‘open-minded and open-hearted’ around religion, when he visited the OU last week (December 2018)

19th December 2018

Day 249, Year of #Mygration: The Global Compact for Migration & statelessness in migration governance

Dr Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at The Open University shares her thoughts after attending the intergovernmental meeting to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)

18th December 2018

Day 248, Year of #Mygration: Refugees and Mental Health - Should I stay or go back to Syria?

In today's post, Dr Sharif Haider (Lecturer, Social Work, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University) discusses mental health among the refugee community. He urges us to refrain from labelling refugees experiencing mental health issues

17th December 2018
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Day 247, Year of #Mygration: Refugee Allotment Project

In today’s blog post, Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, a Visiting Research Fellow in The Open University's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, highlights how a Refugee Allotment Project in Plymouth has proven to be a powerful, low-cost, integration initiative

14th December 2018
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Day 246, Year of #Mygration: What happens when ‘East meets West’?

Laura Tan, an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at the OU, explores what benefits and barriers may exist when postgraduate students with East Asian heritage (mixed, Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian) study online with a Western university

13th December 2018
CSEA Conference

Day 245, Year of #Mygration: Africa’s Migration - Trends, Drivers and Policy Implications

‘Migration from Africa commonly evokes the image of a continent fleeing its own home’. Today, Peace John from the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), explores Africa’s migration issues & a recent African Policy Circle conference

12th December 2018
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Day 244, Year of #Mygration: Global Compact for Migration

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo discusses the Intergovernmental conference on the UN's Global Compact for Migration (developed with input from OU academics) taking place in Morocco & yesterday's signing of the agreement on managing migration in the world

11th December 2018
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Day 243, Year of #Mygration: International Human Rights Day 2018

On International Human Rights Day, Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow in the OU's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership invites followers of the Year of Mygration portal to join in marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10th December 2018

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