Kaldor Centre Conference 2018 - Refugee Diplomacy: Negotiating protection in a changing world | Law

Kaldor Centre Conference 2018 - Refugee Diplomacy: Negotiating protection in a changing world

Event date: 
23 November 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Central Lecture Block 7, UNSW Sydney
Topic: 
Refugee Diplomacy: Negotiating protection in a changing world
Speaker: 
Anne C Richard
Enquiries: 
kaldorcentre@unsw.edu.au

Foreign policy bears directly on refugee policy. Today both policy agendas are feeling the twin pressures of nationalism and globalisation, and the long-prevailing rulesbased order is now contested. What does this mean for people seeking protection? What does it mean for the international legal regime that has governed refugee movements since the Second World War, finding solutions for millions of displaced people, even as millions more now face an uncertain future in protracted situations? Can international dialogue promote better cooperation and accountability for protecting the world’s displaced? How do international legal norms inform, and become shaped through, diplomatic negotiations? What are the prospects for protecting displaced people in the Asia-Pacific region, and what role does and can Australia play in this endeavour?

The Kaldor Centre Annual Conference on 23 November 2018 will bring Australian, regional and global thinkers to Sydney to explore the place of ‘refugee diplomacy’ in today’s turbulent world, and the interdependence of foreign and domestic policy agendas that impact refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants.

See the full program here.

Keynote Speaker

Kaldor Centre Conference 2018 - Refugee Diplomacy: Negotiating protection in a changing worldAnne C Richard served as US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration in the Obama Administration (2012-17). In this role she led US diplomacy on refugee and humanitarian issues, and negotiated with Australia regarding resettlement of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru. She is currently a Centennial Fellow at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and is affiliated with its Institute for the Study of International Migration. Previously, she held senior roles at the International Rescue Committee (2004-12), the US State Department, Peace Corps and the US Office of Management and Budget. Ms Richard is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has a Master's degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.

Sponsorship

Please contact us at kaldorcentre@unsw.edu.au regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Conference Fees

Early bird fee (by 26 October 2018)
      Standard Registration $160 
      NGO/Student Registration $100

Regular fee (after 26 October 2018)
      Standard Registration $200
      NGO/Student Registration $140

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