Vicious Cycles Workshop Report and Thought Pieces

Earlier this year, Perry World House hosted the workshop 'Vicious Cycles: Toward a Research Agenda on Return and Repeat Displacement'. Made possible with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the workshop explored the issue of refugee return and the repeated displacement of people, at a time when there are more than 25 million refugees throughout the world.

We've just released a report and a series of thought pieces from the workshop, by some of the experts from around the globe who attended. From a deep dive on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, to exploring the risks for refugees who return home, experts from around the world examine crucial difficulties facing refugees. They look at how research can be reoriented and improved to support better policy outcomes for vulnerable people. 

Workshop Report

The Vicious Cycles Workshop Report synthesizes the conversations that took place over the workshop. It expands on the issues and insights highlighted in these discussions, and identifies new priorities for research in this area. 

Thought Pieces

Data on Return: What is Available and What Can We Collect?
Tiffany S. Chu, Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations, Virginia Military Institute

Rohingya Crisis Briefing Note
Kate Cronin-Furman, Lecturer in Human Rights and Director of the Human Rights M.A. Program, University College London, and Anushka Kurian, Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto

Humanitarian Implications of Refugee and IDP Return
Elizabeth Ferris, Research Professor, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

Brief on Citizenship
Lillian Frost, Research Fellow, Harvard Belfer Center; Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, George Washington University

How Return Fuels a Vicious Migration Cycle in North Central America
Sofía Martínez Fernández, Independent Researcher

Housing, Land and Property, Displacement and Return
Barbara McCallin, Independent Consultant

Temporary Protection as the New Normal in Refugee Policy
Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder, Migration Policy Institute

Moving the Research Forward: Refugee Repatriation and the Return of Forcibly Displaced Populations
Stephanie Schwartz, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

Recognizing the Obstacles to Return in Policy Responses to the Global Forced Displacement Crisis: The Cases of Rohingya and South Sudanese
Daniel Sullivan, Senior Advocate for Human Rights, Refugees International