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IBRU: Centre for Borders Research

Ongoing projects

IBRU supports research across a broad range of topics, drawing on interests and expertise of Durham University staff associated with the Department of Geography’s Culture-Economy-Life, Politics-State-Space, and Urban Worlds research groups and the Law School’s Law and Global Justice research group.

Ice Law Project: Researching the relationship between geophysics and geopolitics in the world’s frozen regions to understand Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World.


Navigating a changed landscape: Consequences of regionalised migration policies for Thai policy-makers, non-governmental organisations, and migration trends.


Offshoring Geopolitical Order: Researching the East and Southeast Mediterranean as a key space of political and geopolitical transformation.