Text: Charlotte Tybjerg Sørensen, Communications Officer
Illustration: Cirkeline Kappel, AAU
The title of the opening speech is ‘The polycentric response to displacement from Syria: a critical appraisal of the architecture of responsibility-sharing in the global refugee regime’.
Tamirace Fakhoury elaborates:
- This plenary address reflects on the multi-level response to displacement from Syria more than a decade after the outset of Syria’s armed conflict. It gives a critical insight into the multilateral refugee diplomacy channels and efforts that have sought to facilitate refugees’ participation in host governments and economies. Then it reflects on the case of cooperation between the European Union and key regional hosting states including Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey as an important research site for studying patterns of responsibility sharing “in practice”. In so doing, it poses several critical questions: How have conceptions and meanings of responsibility-sharing materialized on the ground? How has responsibility-sharing become entangled within broader conflict constellations? And what have we learned so far?
I am very honoured to have the position as keynote speaker and I am looking forward to the opportunity to share my research on the topic with fellow researchers from other universities
~ Tamirace Fakhoury, Associate Professor
Tamirace Fakhoury’s speech will be followed by contributions from eminent scholars such as Professor James Hathaway who will speak of global refugee protection. Canadian-American James Hathaway is the Degan Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Michigan Law School, USA. He is a highly recognized scholar of international refugee law and related aspects of human right and public international law. His work has been frequently cited by the most senior courts of the common law world, and he has played a pivotal role in the evolution of refugee studies scholarship.
- I am very honoured to have the position as keynote speaker and I am looking forward to the opportunity to share my research on the topic with fellow researchers from other universities, Tamirace Fakhoury says.