1-15 December 2008
It is our pleasure to inform you of the upcoming Sixth Annual Winter Course on Forced Migration organised by Calcutta Research Group, certified by the UNHCR and supported by the Government of Finland and the Brookings Institution. Developed through last few years as a programme on human rights and peace education, the course has gained recognition in the region of South Asia as one of the most well known educational programmes on issues of rights and justice relating to the victims of forced migration. The winter course is aimed at scholars and educationists working on issues of rights and justice, functionaries of humanitarian organisations, national human rights institutions, peace studies scholars and activists, and minority groups, refugee communities, and women's rights activists. The course includes a 15-day orientation course on Forced Migration to be held in Kolkata, India (1-15 December 2008) and also will be preceded by a two and a half month long programme of distance education.
We have advertised the course in periodicals such as Economic and Political Weekly, local newspapers and other web-based networks both in South Asia and abroad. We kindly request you to publicise the course in any forum that you deem fit.
We are enclosing the full description of the course and application procedure. Application forms are available online at www.mcrg.ac.in and the application deadline is 31 May 2008.
Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group
GC 45 Sector III First Floor
Phone no : 23370408
Fax No : 23371523