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Global Week 2015 - Opening Event: Overview of Human Migration Today


The Opening of Global Week 2015 starts with a Short Welcoming by Vice Chancellor, Pam Fredman and Pro- Vice-Chancellor, Helena Lindholm, followed two lectures: "Forced Migration - Challenges, Politics and Humanitarian Actions(1) and "The Relation between Citizenship and Human Rights(2). The lectures are followed by panel talks.

Fotograf: Frida Johansson Metso

13:00 - 14:45 Lecture: Overview of Human Migration Today: Forced Migration - Challenges, Politics and Humanitarian Actions

What are the crises behind human displacement today, and what are potential future trends? How and why did people migrate historically? This session will open Global Week with basic information about the drivers of forced migration and the possibilities to legally and physically help and protect vulnerable people on their journey.

Ulrika Knutson*, Journalist and Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Arts.
Speakers: Ingela Winter-Norberg, Programme Manager, Unit for Humanitarian Assistance, Sida; Lisa Pelling, Chief Analyst at the think tank Arena Idé. Panellists: Madelaine Seidlitz, Amnesty International, Senior legal advisor, Refugees, migrants and international law; Göran Larsson*, Professor, Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion*.

*Speakers and panellists marked with an * are affilated with the University of Gothenburg.

15:00 - 16:15: Overview of Human Migration Today - The Relation between Citizenship and Human Rights.
Panel discussion.

Undocumented migrants and asylum seekers do not have access to equal human rights as citizens within states. How does this affect their access to healthcare services, urban space and (lack of) possibilities of integrating in the majority society?

Ulrika Knutson*. Panellists: Elisabeth Abiri, Senior advisor at Emerga Research and Consulting; Henry Ascher*, Senior lecturer at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and Consultant at Angered Hospital; Helena Holgersson*, Lecturer, Department of cultural sciences.
*Speakers and panellists marked with an * are affiliated with University of Gothenburg.

Date: 11/16/2015

Time: 12:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Categories: International, University, Popular science, Psychology, Social Sciences , Student, Sustainable development, Medicine, Equal value & equal opportunities, Diversity, Media/Journalistik, Socialt arbete, Sustainable development

Location: Pedagogen, Västra hamngatan 25
Kjell Härnqvistsalen

Contact person: Gabriella Olshammar

Page Manager: Helena Åberg|Last update: 10/1/2015

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