Management of Forced Migration in the Global South

When: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual


Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Middle Eastern Studies Program presents 

Management of Forced Migration in the Global South 

Only a small proportion of refugees manage to come to the Global North. The main refugee flows take place within and between Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The dominant discourses privilege a Northern agenda and limit our understanding of the governance of displacement. A focus on South–South displacement is needed not only for a more inclusive but also a more accurate analysis of global refugee movements. Although the Refugee Convention provides a framework for understanding the policies of signatory states, we lack a framework for understanding the policies of the countries outside the Global North. This panel thus aims to explore the influence of the Refugee Convention and other legal instruments as well as a wide range of social and political factors on the refugee management in the Global South. It will present perspectives from practitioners and academics who work on the management of forced migration in the Global South. 

Maja Janmyr, University of Oslo
Luisa Feline Freier, Universidad del Pacífico
Gerasimos Tsourapas, University of Glasgow
James Milner, Carleton University
Foni Joyce Vuni, Global Refugee Youth Network
Sefa Secen, Syracuse University

Lamis Abdelaaty, Syracuse University

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