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Op-Ed

Professor Thea Hilhorst gave her innaugural address at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) on 22 September 2016. This editorial, which is based on that lecture, which is available on-line, forms part of When Disasters Meet Conflict, an NWO VICI-funded research programme

Prof. Thea Hilhorst

Prof. Thea Hilhorst

President Obama recently invited a selected, high-level company of heads of states to garner more support for refugees: pledges for humanitarian assistance, better security for refugees in host societies and more space for employment and development of refugees. Although the meeting appeared to be a ritual with fewer pledges than hoped for, and quite a lot of these consisting of repackaged old commitments or new promises that may be or may not be upheld. The significance of the meeting was partly found in its agenda, that rightly connects questions of refugees, rights and development. Fostering the resilience of refugees requires space to secure their livelihoods and protection.

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International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.