Global Insights: “COVID-19: Migration, Refugees and Borders”
May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Link to webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86844800967
This week’s panel will discuss the immediate effects of COVID-19 on global migration, internal displacement and refugee protection, and what the pandemic might mean for the movement of peoples across borders in the future.
Allehone Abebe is a Senior Legal Officer at UNHCR Liaison Office to the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Maria Koinova is Reader in International Relations and chair of the British International Studies Association working group on the “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diaspora” at the University of Warwick (UK)
Alison Mountz is a geographer and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada). Mountz directs Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre and edits the journal Politics & Space.
Tazreena Sajjad currently serves as Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) Program in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington D.C. (USA)
Maurice Stierl is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK) and a member of the activist network ‘Alarm Phone’ which supports migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea.
Moderated by Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs.
About the Global Insights series
“Global Insights” is a weekly live-streamed, moderated panel series which provides different national and regional perspectives on big questions currently facing researchers, policymakers and planners worldwide in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Global Insights feature experts from the BSIA, the Department of Politics & International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK), the School of International Service at American University (US), the Institute of Strategic Affairs in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and the Department of Politics & Public Administration at the University of Konstanz (Germany) – all leading institutions in the study of international affairs.
This collaborative effort draws on the views of intellectual leaders from various corners of the globe to contribute informed perspectives on a range of different global challenges both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
All episodes are recorded and posted on the Global Insights page, along with a blog series based on the webinars.
Future sessions will include themes such as The Changing Global Balance of Power; A New Concept of Security; The Future of Democracy; Federalism; Public Health; Technology Innovation; Data, Digitalisation & Governance; and Multilateralism and International Cooperation, and more.
The event is free and open to everyone.