The Humanitarian Crisis: Refugees, Rights & Resilience

Join the session for an opportunity to be part of the engaging conversation surrounding the migrant crisis in Europe, and to learn more about the stimulating distance-learning courses from the University of London.

This discussion will offer perspectives on the crisis, including the key legal issues surrounding Europe’s asylum system; the issues concerning women in their social and international human rights; and the public health implications for displaced populations.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A discussion and a drinks reception, where you'll have the opportunity to speak to our guest lecturers and find out more about our programmes. 

This free event is open to prospective, past and present students of the University of London, as well as those interested in the study of interdisciplinary refugee issues.

The Academic Speakers:  
Dr Karl Blanchet is an Associate Professor in Health Systems at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre. He has extensive experience as a practitioner and a researcher working in conflict-affected countries, and his latest studies focus on public health interventions for refugee populations. Dr Blanchet will discuss the challenges of conducting public health-related research and resilience issues in the context of the crisis.

Dr Sarah Singer is the Programme Director for the distance-learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. Dr Singer will discuss some of the key legal challenges faced by asylum seekers, and whether the recently proposed revisions to Europe's common asylum system brings us any close to ensuring the protection of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.

Professor Jill Marshall is the founding author of the Human Rights of Women study guide for the Master of Laws offered by the University of London International Programmes. Professor Marshall will discuss some of the issues facing women in the crisis, such as pregnancy and childbirth, sexual harassment, violence and exploitation.

Admission Details: To find out more information about the event and to book your seat, please register.