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Management of Forced Migration in the Global South

Virtual

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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.

Moderator:

Lamis Abdelaaty 
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Panelists:

Maja Janmyr
Professor of International Migration Law
Faculty of Law of University of Oslo 

Luisa Feline Freier
Assistant Professor
Political Science of Universidad del Pacífico 

Gerasimos Tsourapas
Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor
International Relations of University of Glasgow

James Milner
Associate Professor 
Political Science of Carleton University 

Foni Joyce Vuni
Co-Chair UNHCR 
Global Youth Advisory Council 


Category

Social Science and Public Policy

Type

Discussions

Region

Virtual

Open to

Alumni

Faculty

Parents and Families

Staff

Students, Graduate and Professional

Students, Prospective

Students, Undergraduate

Organizers

MAX-Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, MAX-Middle Eastern Studies Program

Contact

Nicholas Feeley
3154434022

npfeeley@syr.edu

Accessibility

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