What

No Place Like Home?

 - Policy Workshop

When

20 September 2019

Where

Clare Hall, Herschel Road

Cambridge CB3 9AL

© 2019 by Sigrid Lupieri

20 SEPT 2019

CLARE HALL, CAMBRIDGE CB3 9AL

Photo: EC/ECHO/Dina Baslan

Photo credit: © EC/ECHO/Dina Baslan

Photo: D.Khamissy / UNHCR

About

In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the need for a more global and comprehensive framework for responsibility-sharing and support for host communities during refugee crises. Despite progress, however, many of the principles and institutions dealing with refugee crises have changed little since the aftermath of World War II. In fact, international responses to refugee crises have primarily focused on three ‘durable solutions’: third-country resettlement, local integration into host countries, or voluntary repatriation. These solutions, however, are failing to overcome the challenges of declining resettlement opportunities, resistance from host countries, and prolonged conflicts in countries of origin. As a result, two-thirds of refugees currently live in a protracted situation.

How can states, supranational organizations and the academic community conceptualize new and innovative solutions to modern refugee crises? And how can these solutions ensure the respect of human rights—including the right to healthcare and social protection—for those who have been displaced?

 

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars, policy-makers, and representatives from the UN and NGOs to examine the limits of the current refugee regime and explore alternative solutions. More specifically, this event will be a starting point for a discussion on the suitability and durability of current solutions to refugee crises, and will help bridge the divide between those who formulate international policies, those who implement them, and the refugees who are ultimately affected.

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68.5
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FORCED DISPLACEMENT IS ON THE RISE
in 2007
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What can we do?
 
 

Agenda

SEPT 20

9:00

Registration

9:30

Welcome & opening remarks

9:45

Funding and collaboration opportunities - Cambridge Global Challenges

9:50

Keynote speech: Sir Stephen O'Brien

10:20

Panel 1: Fixing a broken refugee system?

11:20

Coffee Break

11:30

Keynote speech: Mr. Sanjayan Srikanthan

12:00

Panel 2: Delivering health and healthcare for refugees and host communities in the Middle East

13:00

Lunch break

14:00

Keynote speech: Professor Alexander Aleinikoff

14:30

Panel 3: Refugees and the future of ’durable solutions’

15:30

Coffee Break

15:45

Working group activity

17:00

Keynote speakers: comments and reflections

17:30

Drinks reception

 

Speakers

Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

Sir Stephen O'Brien

Emeritus Professor

Anthropology and forced Migration

University of Oxford   

 

Visiting Professor

New York University Abu Dhabi

Dawn Chatty

Assistant Professor

Public Health Practice

American University of Beirut

Co-Director, Refugees Health Program 

Global Health Institute (AUB)

Fouad M. Fouad

Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility

The New School in New York City

United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees (2010-2015)

Alexander Aleinikoff

Professor of Cancer and Global Health King’s College London

Director, Institute of Cancer Policy (ICP) and co-Director, KCL Conflict & Health Research Group

Richard Sullivan

Child Protection and Mental Health Specialist

Harvard University

Alexandra Chen

Jean Monnet Professor of Law

 Queen Mary University of London

Partner

Kingsley Napley

Elspeth Guild

Director of the Health Programme and WHO Special Representative

 

UNRWA, Amman

Akihiro Seita

Senior Research Fellow and Steering Group Member

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

University of Cambridge

Tugba Basaran

Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR, Greece 

Philippe Leclerc

Consultant in Infectious Diseases/ General Internal Medicine,

Imperial College, NHS Healthcare Trust

Honorary Research Fellow,

Imperial College, London

Aula Abbara

SVP Europe and

Executive Director

International Rescue Committee

Sanjayan Srikanthan

University of Cambridge

Department of Architecture

Wesam Al Asali

President

Murray Edwards College

University of Cambridge

Dame Barbara Stocking

Project Director

Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy

University of Bremen, Germany

Lorraine Frisina Doetter

 

Workshop organizers

Sigrid Lupieri

Centre of Development Studies

 University of Cambridge

Dr Adam Coutts

Department of Sociology

University of Cambridge

Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes

Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

University of Cambridge

 

Funding & Partners

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