Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System | Welcome and Session I

Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System | Welcome and Session I

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) hosted a free event on its initiative, “Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System,” on June 16, 2017 at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in Washington, DC 20006.

This video from the event is footage from the welcome remarks and Session I | Examining Reforms to the Global Refugee Protection System. Panelists discussed possible reforms to the global refugee protection system, including responsibility-sharing, global resettlement, and gaps in protection in the context of the Global Compact on Refugees being considered by the United Nations.

– Moderator: Michele Pistone, Professor of Law and Director, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES), Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law; Associate Editor, Journal on Migration and Human Security, Center for Migration Studies
Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies
Ninette Kelley, Director – New York Office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Jennifer Podkul, Director of Policy, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)