Alison Phipps is 2019 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer at The University of Otago

Issued: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:33:00 BST

The University of Otago’s Centre for Global Migrations hosts Professor Alison Phipps', OBE, return to Dunedin as the prestigious De Carle Distinguished Lecturer for 2019. Her lectures will promote wide-ranging and insightful discussion on a host of refugee integration issues and trends.

“Professor Phipps first visited Dunedin in December 2017 when she met with former Syrian refugees, gave a public lecture on hospitality and engaged with a range of refugee service providers throughout the city, and shared her knowledge of refugee experiences in Scotland”, says Centre Director, Professor Angela McCarthy.

“We are thrilled she will return to provide a series of public talks and engage with Centre colleagues and the wider University and Dunedin communities, including former refugees and those working with them.”

During her time as the De Carle Distinguished Lecturer – from late July 2019 until February 2020 – Professor Phipps will offer a series of free public talks and will be a keynote speaker at the Migration, Health and Wellbeing conference in November 2019, hosted by the Centre for Global Migrations.

A full list of Professor Phipps’ public talks is available on the Centre for Global Migrations' website.

The De Carle Distinguished Lectureship has been made available each year from funds left to the University of Otgao by Edith Isobelle de Carle who directed that awardees promote and encourage learning.

Any questions regarding the lecture series should be directed to global.migrations@otago.ac.nz 

30 July 2019
12:30pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Arts-based methods and cultural approaches in refugee integration

7 August
5:30pm - Moot Court, Richardson Building, University of Otago 
Ceremonial and spiritual reflections on creativity and reconciliation in integration
12 August
5:30pm - Moot Court, Richardson Building, University of Otago 
Destitution, deportation and their consequences: Considerations from Law and Language
13 August
7:30pm - Mornington Methodist Church, corner of Galloway and Whitby streets, Mornington, Dunedin
Refugee Integration and the Arts of Hospitality
21 August
3:30pm - Burns 5, Arts/Burns Building, Albany Street, Dunedin
Rent and refuge: Scotland's street-wise history of sanctuary and solidarity
6 September
12:00pm - To be advised
Researching multilingually with displaced peoples
28 November
8:30am - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Migration, health and wellbeing conference
This two-day conference will bring together experts in research, policy and practice for sharing, learning and paving the way for optimising migrant and refugee health and wellbeing.
28 November
5:15pm - Castle Lecture Theatre 1 
Idioms of distress: Wellbeing and mental resilience in displaced peoples, refugee populations and global mental health