Program at a glance

Turning points in international protection: onwards and upwards, or u-turns and roundabouts?

Virtual, 15 November 2022, 6:00-6:30pm AEDT

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Join us to reflect on the major disruptive events we have faced in recent times, and their implications for the future of refugee protection.




Opening address by

Professor Jane McAdam AO

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law




COVID-19’s lasting effects on refugee protection

Virtual, 15 November 2022, 6.30-7.30pm AEDT

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How has COVID-19 transformed access to protection, assistance and the lives of those already living in precarious situations – for better and for worse?


Adrian Edwards

UNHCR Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Roshni Shanker

Migration and Asylum Project

Gillian Triggs

UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

Pascal Zigashane

Action pour le Progrés


Chair: Daniel Ghezelbash

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

Catalysing meaningful refugee participation: Next steps and ongoing challenges

Virtual, 16 November 2022, 9.00-10.00am AEDT

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What practical actions can advance the meaningful participation of refugees in representative decision-making?



Mustafa Alio

R-SEAT

Sana Ali Mustafa

Asylum Access

Najeeba Wazefadost

Asia Pacific Network of Refugees

Fiona Whiteridge

Refugee and Migrant Services, Immigration New Zealand


Chair: Tristan Harley

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law


Is Ukraine a turning point for people seeking safety?

Virtual, 16 November 2022, 6.30-7.30pm AEDT

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Does the Global North’s response to people fleeing Ukraine signal a renewed commitment to international protection, or a turn towards more geographically proximate and time-bound responses?


Arif Hussein

Refugee Advice and Casework Service

Yulia Ioffe

University College London

Catherine Woollard

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

 



Chair: Jane McAdam

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law


A better conversation: Changing the public discourse about refugees

Virtual, 17 November 2022, 9.00-10.00am AEDT

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How can we create a more constructive public conversation about refugees?




Barat Ali Batoor

Photojournalist

Tom Hashemi

Cast from Clay

Amanda Ripley

Journalist and author



Chair: Lauren Martin

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law



Secrecy somewhere else: Accountability for the ‘externalised’ treatment of refugees

Virtual, 17 November 2022, 6.30-7.30pm AEDT

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As asylum processes are shifted offshore, how can governments be held accountable for the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers beyond their borders?

 

Behrouz Boochani

Author and journalist

Itamar Mann

University of Haifa

Anna Talbot

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

Elahe Zivardar

Director, 'Searching for Aramsayesh Gah'

 

Chair: Riona Moodley

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

‘Crossing borders: Interdisciplinary research on forced migration’ – scholars' workshop

In-person and virtual, 18 November from 9.30am - 4:30pm AEDT

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This workshop will provide the opportunity for scholars in the field of forced migration to engage in learning and exchange, including sessions on methods, ethics and researching across disciplines. A roundtable 'Borders: An interdisciplinary exploration' will examine the complexities of borders from multiple disciplinary perspectives.



In conversation with The Hon Andrew Giles, Australia’s Minister for Immigration

In-person, 18 November 5.00-8.00pm AEDT

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Lawyer and former refugee Nyadol Nyuon OAM sits down with the Immigration Minister for a conversation about protection principles and policies in Australia.


Join us for this 2022 Conference closing address from 5pm followed by a networking reception at UNSW Sydney

 

For ticket holders: Getting to the event @ UNSW

Our conference closing session will take place on 18 November 5.00-8.00pm at Leighton Hall in the John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington Campus (see Google Maps here, or G19 on the UNSW Kensington Campus Map). If you are driving, the closest parking station is the Botany Street Carpark (entry via Gate 11, Botany Street). There is metered visitor parking on Levels 6 and 7 (the roof); further information is available here.  Please show your ticket for entry to the session.  In line with Covid-safe practices, please do not attend if you are unwell.