IASFM Conferences Background

The major means by which IASFM seeks to advance its goals is through biennial international conferences. These conferences have been held under IASFM auspices since 1996. IASFM conferences provide an interdisciplinary forum for intellectual exchange and communication between academics, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers.

The outcome of discussion is disseminated through a rapporteur’s summary report of each meeting. These reports are submitted to the Journal of Refugee Studies. Starting with the IASFM 11, they are also made available through the Association’s website (under the links below).

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Past Conferences

IASFM conferences are built on four earlier meetings of IASFM’s predecessor body: The International Research and Advisory Panel (IRAP). Those four meetings were organized by the Refugee Studies Programme at the University of Oxford. The fifth IRAP was effectively the first IASFM conference – but the association chose to keep the numbering reflecting its IRAP past. This fifth conference was held from 9-12 April 1996 at the Centre for Refugee Studies, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.

IASFM17, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 24 – 27, 2018

IASFM16 , Poznań, Poland July 12 – 15, 2016

IASFM 15, Bogotá, Colombia, July 2014 (Conference Report – English / Español)

IASFM 14, Kolkata, India, January 2013 (Conference Report)

IASFM 13, Kampala, Uganda, July 2011 (Conference Report )

IASFM 12, Nicosia, Cyprus, June 2009

IASFM 11, Cairo, Egypt, January 2008

IASFM 10, Toronto, Canada, June 2006

IASFM 9, Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 2005

IASFM 8, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 2003

IASFM 7, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 2001

IASFM 6, Jerusalem, December 1998

IASFM 5, Eldoret, Kenya, April 1996