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The book Embodied Research Methods was published by Sage Publications on April 27th, and on May 9th the authors Torkild Thanem (Stockholm University) and David Knights (Lancaster and Oxford Brookes Universities) organized a book launch party in Stockholm.
On Friday 14th June 2019, the Oxford Brookes Centre for Business, Society, and Global Challenges, in collaboration with Peking University HSBC Business School, hosted a research workshop: Healthcare in China, a medical-humanities perspective.
In the past few years headlines all over the world report on ‘refugee crises’ that are related to wars (ongoing war in Syria), ethnic cleansing (Rohingya persecutions in Myanmar) or violence as a result of economic and political instability.
In 2018, the number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities in the UK had risen to 7000, an 80% increase in two years (NCA 2019). This increase maybe due to enhanced efforts to raise awareness about modern slavery and encourage individuals to report suspicious cases to the Modern Slavery Helpline.
The question of the role and responsibility of businesses to integrate, support and protect refugees in their host countries in times of and post crisis is emerging as a significant issue at the intersection between the fields of Business and Human Rights (BHR), and Business and Development. In recent years, in the context of the ‘European refugee crisis’, humanitarian responses to forced migration have shifted towards development approaches.
Oxford Brookes University celebrated this year’s International Day of Happiness with an Open Lecture entitled “Happiness Just a Goal Away” by Dr. Christian Ehrlich (Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business).
On Wednesday 27th February, Oxford Brookes Business School (OBBS) students, staff and industry leaders in the Hospitality, Travel and Leisure (HTL) sector gathered at the Brookes restaurant for the Launch of the Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure 2020 Report - 2019 Edition.
Congratulations to Dr Sola Adesola whose book Energy in Africa has recently been published by Springer.
Oxford Brookes Business School organised a public lecture on 5th December by Pritam Singh who has been recently awarded the distinguished Professor Emeritus status by the University.
At a time when headlines report, critique and stir anti-immigration attitudes and politics, (in)hospitality towards migrants, asylum seekers and refugees is becoming highly problematic. Insufficient consideration is given to the experience and agency of migrants themselves in the societies, the communities, and the workplaces through which they transit, in which they live, settle, and work.