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Symposium on International Refugee Crisis

29 March 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Hynes
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Symposium on International Refugee Crisis

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is hosting a symposium to examine the International Refugee Crisis on Wednesday on April 5th from 9.30am to 1pm. Among the issues to be discussed at the symposium are the nature and scale of the current crisis; Ireland’s response; how conflict leads to economic and humanitarian disaster; and what can be done. The symposium will feature internationally-renowned speakers with proven expertise in the links between conflict and the human catastrophes that have recently unfolded in countries such as Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan.

Among those speaking at the event are Jim Clarken of Oxfam Ireland, Jody Clarke of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Leonie Kerins of Doras Luimni, Dr Mary Moloney of Mary Immaculate College, and Donnah Vuma, a Limerick-based asylum seeker.

According to Dr. Carol O’Sullivan, Chair of the Development Education and Intercultural Education (DICE) committee at MIC, which is hosting the event: "With 65 million people displaced across the globe, this symposium will offer the opportunity to examine responses to this ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. It will also provide an opportunity to examine Ireland’s response to the crisis and to hear from those who have experience of and have been affected by displacement".

The event is aimed at everyone with an interest in the current international refugee situation.

Registration for the event is free but advance booking before 31 March is required.

In order to book a place at the event please contact Dr Ger Downes, Mary Immaculate College: gerard.downes@mic.ul.ie

 


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