Henry Peck

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Henry Peck is a senior at Brown concentrating in International Relations. He spent the summer of 2010 in Rwanda and Uganda examining the use of use of theatre in promoting recovery from trauma. 

While at Brown, he has worked with the International Institute of Rhode Island to tutor refugee families in Providence and assess refugee policy. 

In January of 2011, he will explore the austerity politics of the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government in Britain, the first coalition government since World War II. This research focuses on immigration policy and practice, but considers immigration in relation to public services, British competitiveness and political direction. 


Stories by this author

  • | June 27th, 2011
      James Read, Advocacy Coordinator for the London Detainee Support Group (recently renamed Detention Action) gives a spirited interview on detention and asylum in Britain today. He talks about the work of the group, the travails of asylum...
  • | May 23rd, 2011
    In this conversation with the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for the constituency of Eastbourne, Stephen Lloyd, we discuss immigration and labour issues, student visas and Home Office policy options. 
  • | May 3rd, 2011
    Royal wedding fever has turned to honeymoon speculation and, more importantly for Parliament and British politics, coalition debate. On Thursday (May 5th) the British public will go to the polls to vote in local elections as well as in a general...
  • | March 7th, 2011
    Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of immigration and austerity related activity rumbling on in Britain. Here are some snippets to get you up to speed. On deportation: the release of a training video used by the government-hired security...
  • | February 17th, 2011
     In this podcast I speak to Martin Ruhs, the Senior Labour Market Economist at Oxford University's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Senior Researcher and Director of the Migration Observatory. Dr. Ruhs considers...
  • | February 8th, 2011
    This week has seen two particularly dramatic events in British politics. The English Defence League (EDL), a far-right group, staged the biggest demonstration in the group's 20-month history. Around 3,000 people gathered in Luton, where the...
  • | January 25th, 2011
    The direction of my research becomes increasingly focused on immigration. In this podcast about the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), I discuss the workings of the Tribunal and the realities facing appellants in court. The First-...
  • | January 20th, 2011
    I sat down with Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Lewes, Norman Baker, at one of his open surgeries in the constituency. We talked about the difficulty in assessing asylum cases because of nationhood questions, the issue of child detention...
  • | January 14th, 2011
    I've had a fascinating week in Britain's capital city. The immigration and austerity conversation is everywhere, and I have already talked to two members of parliament, civil servants and a political commentator. I spent a day at the immigration and...
  • | January 5th, 2011
    Yesterday the standard rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UK rose to its highest rate since its introduction in 1973. George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the increase from 17.5% to 20% last summer as a means to raise...
  • | June 17th, 2010
    Hello! Welcome to my portal of notes and anecdotes on a global summer. My name is Henry Peck and I am a soon-to-be senior at Brown University, where I concentrate in International Relations. This blog is intended to serve as a courier of information...