Carleton University experts are on standby to provide commentary on today’s hot topics.
Canada’s Role in the Global Refugee Regime
Geneva is hosting the largest conference on refugees and stateless people in UNHCR’s 60 years with over 145 countries participating. Of 15.4 million refugees around the world, 80 per cent of them never make it to safety in countries like Canada. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, as well as the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
James Milner has worked with UNHCR and is the author of several books on global refugee issues, including the recently published UNHCR: The politics and practice of refugee protection (Routledge, 2012). He is an expert in international affairs and the United Nations. He is available to speak on the role that Canada should be playing in refugee protection.
Christina Harrison Baird
Instructor, Department of Law
Christina Harrison Baird is an international human rights lawyer and was formerly a Legal Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She is available to speak about the continuing importance of refugee protection and protections afforded to stateless persons.
Canada-U.S. Trade and Security Pact
Stephen Harper and Barack Obama announce a perimeter trade and security pact today as Harper visits the White House.
Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
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Michael Hart holds the Simon Reisman chair in Trade Policy at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA). He is an expert in trade negotiations, the laws and institutions of international trade, the World Trade Organization and Canadian foreign policy.
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