22nd November 2019, 16.00-17.00

MMB Briefing with Thangam Debbonaire (MP) 

The MMB team will be meeting with Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, to tell her about the work of MMB researchers and discuss policy implications for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to the UK. This event is by invitation only but if there is anything you would like us to raise with the MP, please email us at


22nd November 2019, 17.30-20.00

Eritrea and Human Rights: Conflict and Mobility

This event explores the grave human rights violations faced by Eritreans at home and on their journeys of escape, and the continuing rights violations they face on arrival in Europe. It will include short talks from Helen Kidan (Eritrean Movement for Democracy and Human Rights, EMDHR), Yodit Estifanos Aferweki (Médicins du Monde) and members of the Network of Eritrean Women (NEW) and Eritrea Focus, as well as the photo exhibition ‘Eritrea in the News’.

The event is organised as part of the activities of the University of Bristol ERC Research Project, ‘Modern Marronage: The pursuit and practice of freedom in the contemporary world’ and the MMB Research Challenge, ‘Control, conflict, resistance’.

Venue: Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road.

For further details and a list of speakers, and to register, please visit the Eventbrite page.

For any further information regarding the event, please contact:


20th-21st January 2020

The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is a unique, global platform devoted to improving data on migration in all its dimensions. Organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the IFMS offers space for dialogue for a broad range of actors, from national and regional authorities, NGOs, international agencies and the private sector.

IFMS II aims to mobilise expertise from a wide range of disciplines – such as statistics, economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology – to improve the collection and analysis of migration data worldwide. MMB’s Ann Singleton will organise a panel

There is a call for papers and parallel sessions out until 9th September 2019. Please visit the Forum website for further details.


NB. For University of Bristol staff these events and other migration related events are listed in the MMB shared Outlook calendar. Open ‘Shared Calendar’ while on the UoB network and search for ‘migration’.