Join us for a special session with Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The UNHCR works in 126 countries providing protection and assistance to nearly 60 million refugees, returnees, internally displaced people and stateless persons. Grandi has been engaged in international cooperation for over 30 years, focusing on refugee and humanitarian work. He previously served as Commissioner-General of the UN agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, from 2010 to 2014, after having been the organization’s Deputy Commissioner-General since 2005. Prior to that, Grandi served as Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Afghanistan, following a long career first with NGOs and later with UNHCR in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and at the organization’s Geneva headquarters.
Grandi will be presenting a keynote address “UNHCR and Changing Responses to the Global Refugee Crisis”. Following the keynote a panel will continue the discussion on one of the most important topics in the world today. The panel features:
- Jennifer Bond (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)
- Martin Geiger (Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and Department of Political Science)
- James Milner (Department of Political Science)
A reception will follow in the Atrium.
Registration is now closed.