At PROTECT’s virtual conference on 26 – 27 August, we will present our midterm findings and discuss their policy relevance. On day one (26 August), our researchers will give bite-sized presentations of our Work Package findings, which are all dedicated to studying the impacts of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) in different manners. The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor James C. Hathaway, University of Michigan Law School.
Day two (27 August) is dedicated to two plenary panels; a Policy Forum and an Academic Forum. While the Policy Forum gathers significant national and international actors involved in the global governance of international protection, the Academic Forum is specially devised to communicate with top scholars in the field in order to have their evaluations of the quality and validity of our research results. On both days we invite guests to ask questions and participate in our online facilitated discussion spaces. Full video talks where we present our findings in detail will be sent out to all attendees in advance.
NB! Time Zone is Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Chair: Dario Mazzola, Executive Scientific Coordinator of PROTECT, University of Bergen. Q&A sessions will take place after every second Work Package presentation
James C. Hathaway, the James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law, is a leading authority on international refugee law whose work is regularly cited by the most senior courts of the common law world. He is the founding director of Michigan Law's Program in Refugee and Asylum Law and the Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Refugee Law at the University of Amsterdam. He regularly provides training on refugee law to academic, non-governmental, and official audiences around the world.
Chair: Elspeth Guild, Queen Mary University of London
Chair: Idil Atak, Ryerson University
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 870761.