Jeff Crisp, refugee specialist, to deliver McLaughlin International Lecture

Refugee mother and child in Idomeni

McLaughlin College at York University will host its International Lecture, this year presented by Jeff Crisp, on Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Jeff Crisp
Jeff Crisp

Crisp, a specialist on refugee, asylum and migration issues, will deliver the talk, “The International Refugee Protection Regime: How it Started and How it’s Going.”

Crisp will examine the concept of an international refugee protection regime, trace its origins and evolution, and identify the key challenges and opportunities with which it is currently confronted. The presentation will adopt a global perspective and draw upon examples from many different parts of the world in order to assess the current state of the world’s refugees.

Crisp has held senior positions with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where he was head of policy development and evaluation; Refugees International; the Global Commission on International Migration; and the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues. Crisp has first-hand experience of refugee situations throughout the world and has published, lectured and broadcast extensively on refugee-related issues. He has a PhD in African studies from the University of Birmingham and is currently a visiting Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

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