Refugees and ways of life in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis

Refugees and ways of life in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis


The ongoing spread of Covid-19  has severely impacted all groups of people around the world. This webinar focuses on the experiences of refugees in the time of the pandemic. These people are among those who are at the highest risk of getting infected because they could hardly comply with physical distancing guidelines as families often cramp into small spaces. Many of them also lack access to masks and other protective gear. The infection of one person, therefore, could easily lead to the infection of all persons in the family. The discussion will also cover the impacts of Covid-19 on refugees' day-to-day survival and resettlement prospect and explore the possible role of different actors in assisting and supporting refugees in the time of the pandemic.
Moderator: Lect. Nucharapon Liangruenrom
Short biography
Dr Bhanubhatra Jittiang is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. He is a sociologist working primarily on refugee studies and international development. He received the Government Scholarship to undertake a master's degree in International Development at the Elliot School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, and a PhD in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Currently, Dr Bhanubhatra is researching two topics. The first topic focuses on the role of Thailand as a transit country for refugees, while the second topic focuses on the importance of cities to the ways of life of refugees in urban areas.


Join this Seminar via Cisco Webex
Meeting number: 
911 628 138
Message from the working group on IPSR In-house Seminar 

Throughout this May, we have received the honour from 4 speakers, both from inside and outside IPSR. They are all invited to discuss and talk to us about the issues and related impacts of the pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) from various perspectives. 
Given the current situation, we would thus like to set the agenda of the seminar entitled the COVID-19 Series. Before the situations return to the normal, we will be hosting online seminars via Cisco Webex. We suppose that most of us have become more familiar with this programme. It could help facilitate us to better access and participate in the events.

May 20, 2020 Time 12.30-13.30 hrs.