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The Cambridge Migration Research Network

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A lifeline to academics at risk

"Cara has been working since 1933 to help academics and scientists fleeing from discrimination, persecution, suffering and violence.  Some of those who turn to Cara have been attacked for defending academic freedom and human rights, for speaking out against government abuses, or opposing extremism.  Others, caught up in conflict, have seen their universities under fire and their colleagues kidnapped, tortured or assassinated.  And others have faced assaults or even murder threats because of their ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.  Cara helps them to find refuge at universities in the UK and elsewhere, where they can maintain and develop the skills they will need when, as the great majority of them want, they can go home safely to build better, more stable societies."

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CAMMIGRES member, Dr Renaud Morieux (Faculty of History) publishes in Foreign Affairs: 'Boat People, Then and Now. Making the Calais Crossing', 7 September 2015

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Launched in January 2014, by Co-Founders Professors Madeleine Arnot and Loraine Gelsthorpe, and Research Associate Dr Jessica Wheeler, the Cambridge Migration Research Network, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment Fund, brings together a superb tract of migration research, spanning 23 University of Cambridge faculties, departments and centres, including researchers in anthropology, archaeology, history, politics, economics and land economy, geography, sociology, gender studies, psychology, health and education studies, management studies, linguistics, theology, criminology and law.

CAMMIGRES researchers' interests orient around the impacts of past and present migration in relation to human evolution and development, social, legal, and economic policy, governance, professional knowledge, institutional practice and social relations.