Global Tipping Points and the Role of Research: European Union and Asia-Pacific Migration Summit

01 November - 2 November 2016

Location

Bradley Forum
Level 5, Hawke Building
City West Campus

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About

Understanding and tackling the global migration challenge has reached new levels of social complexity. Many now ask whether the world is at a global tipping point? In 2015, Europe was hit with a historic wave of humanity – people, many from the Middle East and North Africa, fleeing violence or poverty, seeking a place to live, a job and a chance in life for their children. Meanwhile in Australia, border protection has moved centre stage – with intense academic and public debate concerning the status of Australia’s international obligations to the protection of fundamental human rights.

The Summit, convened by the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations was held at UniSA's City West Campus on 1 - 2 November 2016. Bringing together leading world figures in migration studies, academics, policy analysts, community activists and political leaders, the Summit examined the role of research and policy-relevant evidence from several European and Asia-Pacific projects on migration and the crisis of asylum.

Program

The two-day event consisted of four keynote presentations and three roundtable discussions.

Download Summit Program HERE (pdf)

View HEUC Migration Summit Summaries here

- HEUC Migration Summit - Roundtable One Summary

- HEUC Migration Summit - Roundtable Two Summary

- HEUC Migration Summit - Roundtable Three Summary

Keynote Speakers

PROFESSOR PAL AHLUWALIA
Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, University of Portsmouth 

Keynote title: Bearing Witness: Forced Migration in the Age of Globalisation

WATCH LECTURE HERE


DR JEFF CRISP
Research Associate, University of Oxford 

Keynote title: Crisis? What crisis? Refugees, Asylum and Migration in Global Perspective

WATCH LECTURE HERE


PROFESSOR ALISON PHIPPS
Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies (Creativity Culture and Faith), University of Glasgow 

Keynote title: ‘We Refugees’: Hardening and Softening of Borders of Everyday Life

WATCH LECTURE HERE


PROFESSOR GILLIAN TRIGGS

President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Acting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Keynote title: Breaking the policy deadlock: Investigating rights-based responses to flight by sea

WATCH LECTURE HERE

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