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 ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—š๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€: ๐—š๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ details the contentious international negotiations that culminated in the 2018 Global Compacts and their impact on global migration governance.

Adams’ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—”๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€: ‘๐—œ๐—ณ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„, ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป?’ 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.

Speaker Biographies
๐——๐—ฟ. ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ. ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ is postdoctoral fellow at Universitรฉ 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).

๐——๐—ฟ. ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ 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.

๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—•. ๐—ž๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜† 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.