Beyond Borders: Addressing the Crises in Displacement

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 21:00-22:30
Location: John Bassett Theatre (102) (MTCC NORTH BUILDING)

Language: English

Today, millions of people are displaced by violence, wars, conflicts and persecution. Both global economic and geo-political processes create crises and massive displacements of people and, at the same time, fuel racism, nationalism and xenophobia. This spotlight session features a panel discussion on the role of international organizations in addressing these humanitarian and protection crises and will also include the individual testimony from a refugee recently arrived in Canada. These distinguished speakers will share their perspectives on the work of these humanitarian organizations, the challenges in addressing violence and will consider possible pathways for building a better world. Panelists include Jean-Nicolas Beuze, UNHCR Representative in Canada, John Lawrence, President, Board of Directors Medecins Sans Frontiers/Doctors without Borders-USA, USA; Perpetua Polo, recently granted protected person status in Canada and Marissa Ryan, Deputy Director of Advocacy, Oxfam International, and Head of Oxfam EU. The session will be open for questions and answers.

This event is co-sponsored by SAGE Publications

Session Organizer:
Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA
Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA
Jean-Nicolas BEUZE, UNHCR Representative in Canada, Canada, John LAWRENCE, Doctors Without Borders, USA, Perpetua POLO, recently granted protected person in Canada, Canada and Marissa RYAN, Oxfam International, Belgium
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