Examining Canadian refugee policy in a global context
October 13, 2011
U of T to host panel discussion
TORONTO, ON – As the national debate over a new and more aggressive refugee policy intensifies, the University of Toronto will bring together a panel of international experts to examine Canadian refugee policy in a global context. The panel discussion – co-hosted by the Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies at U of T and the Munk School of Global Affairs – will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs at U of T.
The discussion will be moderated by Michael Ignatieff of the Munk School of Global Affairs and will feature perspectives from the following international experts:
- Audrey Macklin, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
- Jeff Crisp, Head of Policy Development and Evaluation Service, United Nations High Commission on Refugees, Geneva
- Zachary Lomo, LLB, Harvard, former director of the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge)
Media are invited to attend but are asked to confirm their attendance in advance by contacting Jeffrey Reitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP no later than 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19.
WHAT: Examining Canadian refugee policy in a global context
WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 3 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto
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