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Catherine Besteman

Professor of anthropology and African studies, Colby University

October 19th, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, Law and Human Rights, Migration and Integration, North America, North America, Somalia, Subsaharan Africa, USA, War and Conflict, Waterville

Catherine Besteman

Catherine Besteman is a professor of anthropology and African studies at Colby University. Her teaching interests focus on the roots of violent conflict and the forces that sustain inequality and produce poverty in Africa. She is the author of Unraveling Somalia: Race, Violence and the Legacy of Slavery, The Struggle for Land in Southern Somalia: The War Behind the War, and Violence: A Reader.

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Ruthie Ackerman

Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute

July 14th, 2010, English, Journalist/Commentator, Media, New York, Non-Governmental, North America, Spanish, Subsaharan Africa, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman is an award-winning journalist focusing on Africa, women and politics. She has special expertise on refugee issues, post-conflict environments, and security, and is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. She is the founder of the non-profit organization Ceasefire Liberia.

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Cindy Horst

Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo

April 22nd, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Dutch, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, German, Law and Human Rights, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, North America, Norway, Oslo, Somalia, Subsaharan Africa, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict

Cindy Horst

Dr. Cindy Horst, Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), is an anthropologist with a specialization in Forced Migration Studies. Her main work has focused on livelihoods in refugee camps, in particular exploring transnational dimensions such as remittance sending patterns and migration dreams amongst Somalis.

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N. Korean Refugees View Regime With Skepticism

April 1st, 2010, Comment & Analysis

A new survey of North Korean refugees living in South Korea and China suggests an increasing number of North Koreans view Kim Jong-Il’s regime with skepticism. One of the authors of the study is Marcus Noland, deputy director of the Peterson Institute and GEF analyst. In this podcast, he offers his insight to NPR’s program ‘All Things Considered.’

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Stephen Castles

Director of the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Asia, Australia, Development, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Oxford, Think tank/Research center, UK

Stephen Castles

Professor Stephen Castles is Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies, and Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI), at the University of Oxford. He is a sociologist and political economist, and currently works on global issues, migration and development, and migration in Africa. From 2001-2006, he was Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University.

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