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Myanmar Refugees and Human Security Challenges in Thailand

Kick-Off Event of the Cologne International Forum Cluster 2023   

Conflict-Induced Displacement and Socio-Economic Resilience: Learning from Neglected Conflicts in Cameroon and Myanmar

6 June, 18h | International House of the University of Cologne, Kringsweg 6, 50931

Keynote Speech: Dr. Bhanubhatra Kaan Jittiang, Chulalongkorn University
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican, University of Cologne


There are an estimated 281 million migrants worldwide, with 89.5 million being forcibly displaced. Political and humanitarian measures to address forced migration often neglect the socio-economic aspects of displacement. The Cologne International Forum Cluster 2023 sheds light on two violent conflicts – the Anglophone conflict in Cameroon and the military coup in Myanmar – which have resulted in significant displacement but have received limited attention in international public debates.

During our kick-off event, Dr. Bhanubhatra “Kaan” Jittiang of Chulalongkorn University and member of the Cluster will present selected results of his research on the experiences and human security challenges of Myanmar refugees in Thailand.

The event will be hybrid. We will provide a Zoom link closer to the date for those who cannot participate in person. Please register for the event. 

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Dr. Bhanubhatra Kaan Jittiang is an Assistant Dean for International Affairs, a lecturer in the Department of International Relations, and the current Director of the M.A. and Ph.D. Program in International Development Studies (MAIDS-GRID) at Chulalongkorn University. His research and teaching interests encompass forced migration and refugees, humanitarianism, atrocities prevention, international development, international conflicts, and securitization. https://www.kaanjittiang.com


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