Global Responses to Displacement: the Future of R2P and the Global Compact on Refugees
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- Global Responses to Displacement: the Future of R2P and the Global Compact on Refugees
MAY 07, 2021 | 12:00 PM TO 1:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
May 07, 2021: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies
Please join us for a joint book launch with Nicholas Micinski and Simon Adams in conversation with Rana Khoury about the challenges of global responses to displacement. RSVP for the Zoom link.
The event will feature two new books:
Micinski’s 𝗨𝗡 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀: 𝗚𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗲𝘀 details the contentious international negotiations that culminated in the 2018 Global Compacts and their impact on global migration governance.
Adams’ 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗔𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀: ‘𝗜𝗳 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗡𝗼𝘄, 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻?’ presents a new history of R2P with case studies from Iraq, Syria, Myanmar, and Libya.
Both books offer new analysis of how states and international organizations attempted different strategies for protecting displaced people through R2P and the Global Compacts. The authors will reflect on these contrasting approaches to human rights, responsibility sharing, and international cooperation, in addition to their relevance in the future. Our discussant, Rana Khoury, will offer comments drawing on her fieldwork and expertise with international aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey.
𝗗𝗿. 𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗥. 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗸𝗶 is postdoctoral fellow at Université Laval and visiting researcher at the Center for the Study of Europe, Boston University. Starting in fall 2021, Nick will be the Libra Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Maine. Nick is the author of two books: UN Global Compacts: Governing Migrants and Refugees (Routledge) and Delegating Responsibility: International Cooperation on Migration in the European Union (University of Michigan Press).
𝗗𝗿. 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗱𝗮𝗺𝘀 is Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Dr. Adams previously worked with governments and civil society organizations in South Africa, East Timor, Rwanda and elsewhere. He is also a former member of the international anti-apartheid movement and of the African National Congress in South Africa. Dr. Adams is the author of five books with a focus on international conflict.
𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗕. 𝗞𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘆 is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. In 2021-22, she will be a postdoctoral research associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Her dissertation examines the impacts of international assistance on trajectories of civilian and refugees' activism in the course of the Syrian conflict. She is the author of the book As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation on everyday experiences of inequality in the United States.