CARFMS 2021: Utopia as Practices

From the 27th to the 29th of October 2021, LERRN participated in two sessions at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS). Project Director James Milner also participated in the closing plenary – “How a global pandemic alters the global imagination” – where he highlighted the value of virtual spaces for facilitating conversations among refugees, scholars, and civil society members across borders. In case you missed the conference, here are some key takeaways.

“Meaningful refugee participation: Critical reflections and awkward conversations in the global refugee regime”

Roundtable discussion with:

“Understanding Canada’s role in the global refugee regime”

Panel discussion with:

  • Adèle Garnier, Assistant Professor, Geography, Université Laval
  • Shauna Labman, Associate Professor, Human Rights, University of Winnipeg
  • Delphine Nakache, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • James Milner, Associate Professor, Political Science, Carleton University; LERRN Project Director
  • Kiran Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University; Canada Research Chair
  • Nathan Benson, Legal and Research Director, Refugee Hub, University of Ottawa