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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 jeffrey.reitz@utoronto.ca. Please RSVP no later than 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19.

EVENT DETAILS:

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

For more information, please contact:

Loretta Ho
Ethnic.studies@utoronto.ca