Kaldor Centre Virtual Conference 2020
The decade ahead: Defending protection and people on the move
17 Nov 2020, 11am-12pm AEDT
Think through the big issues in global displacement in the decade ahead with our panel of experts.
Louise Aubin (UNHCR)
Rez Gardi (Harvard Satter Human Rights Fellow)
Cecilia Jimenez-Damary (UN Special Rapporteur, Human Rights of IDPs)
Kathleen Newland (Migration Policy Institute)
Chair: Jane McAdam (Kaldor Centre)
Followed by Breakout Session: Setting the protection agenda for the next decade
An interactive discussion facilitated by
Dr Maryanne Loughry AM (Advisory Committee, Kaldor Centre)
Facing the fights ahead: Advancing protection at the new frontiers
17 Nov 2020, 8-9pm AEDT
How do we advance human rights amid growing nationalism, misinformation and mistrust?
(President and Rector, Central European University)
(UN Assistant High Commissioner for Protection)
'Sultan' (Saudi journalist seeking asylum in Australia)
Chair: Osman Faruqi (Editor, 7am Podcast)
Hope or hype? Hacking through the role of technology in refugee protection
18 Nov 2020, 9-10am AEDT
Go beyond the buzzwords to explore the promise and pitfalls of technology for refugee protection.
Tey El-Rjula (Author and tech entrepreneur)
Fleur Johns (UNSW Law)
Petra Molnar (Refugee Law Laboratory)
Roya Pakzad (Taraaz)
Chair: Daniel Howden (Lighthouse Reports)
Followed by Breakout Session: Harnessing tech for protection
Dr Eve Lester (2020 Myer Innovation Fellow and Founding Director of Bonigi)
Protection 360: Surveying refugee challenges across the regions
18 Nov 2020, 6-7.15pm AEDT
Join experts from around the globe to discuss emerging and future regional challenges to refugee protection.
Maria Bances del Rey (UNHCR Americas Bureau)
Cathryn Costello (Hertie School)
Oroub El-Abed (Centre for Lebanese Studies)
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze (Institute for Security Studies)
Vitit Muntarbhorn (Chulalongkorn University)
Chair: Madeline Gleeson (Kaldor Centre)
Courts at the frontier: Can strategic litigation in Australia advance refugee protection?
19 Nov 2020, 1-2pm AEDT
Lawyers reflect from the frontlines on the effectiveness and potential of strategic refugee litigation.
Matthew Albert (Dever's List, Castan Chambers)
Scott Cosgriff (Human Rights Law Centre)
Arif Hussein (Refugee Advice and Casework Service)
Sanmati Verma (Clothier Anderson Immigration Lawyers)
Chair: Sangeetha Pillai (Kaldor Centre)
Followed by Breakout Session: What's strategic in refugee litigation?
Katie Robertson (Assistant Director, Melbourne Law School Clinics and
Research Fellow, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness)
On racism and refugees: A conversation with E Tendayi Achiume and Nyadol Nyuon
20 Nov 2020, 10-11am AEDT
How do racism and displacement intersect, and is the protection regime part of the problem or the solution?
E Tendayi Achiume
(UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia & Related Intolerance)
(Lawyer, community advocate and writer)