Conversation on Refugees: International and Australian Perspectives on Responsibilities
Free Public Lecture
Kwong Lee Dow Building
Lecture Theatre 230
234 Queensberry st
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This panel event at the University of Melbourne will explore the important issue of responsibility for refugee protection from a variety of perspectives. It will examine current international challenges, with a specific focus on the Australian and European experiences, to assess the implications of the changing narratives about responsibility, including how responsibility is exercised or avoided. It scrutinises how international obligations to provide protection to refugees are being undermined.
Panelists will explore the implications of recent policy shifts about what constitutes an acceptable response to refugee protection. It will then discuss the direct impact of these shifts on the people seeking such protection and on the society in which they seek to settle.
A reception will follow the event from 7.30 – 8.15pm.
The panel will be moderated by Misha Ketchell from The Conversation Australia.