Who’s Responsible for the World’s Refugees?
About the event:
The UN Human Rights Council has been “responsible” for the wellfare of the worlds refugees since it’s inception. Now that the number of refugees seems to be growing exponentially every year, who’s really responsible for the world’s refugees? Is it the UN, the countries the refugees resettle in or is it up to the refugees to fend for themselves? Join us at the Village School for a discussion with Dr. Kelsey Norman to explore these questions and more
About the speaker: Dr. Kelsey Norman – Director, Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program
Dr. Kelsey Norman is a Fellow for the Middle East and Director of the Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees program at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. She is the author of Reluctant Reception: Refugees, Migration and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. An essay-length version of her book, “Asylum Can’t Be Outsourced: The Danger of Politically Convenient Solutions to Migration,” recently won the 2021 Perry World House and Foreign Affairs Emerging Scholar Policy Prize. She has also published in numerous academic journals and in popular outlets including The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Foreign Policy.