Kjaerum Speaks About European Refugee Crisis in the US

RWI’s director Morten Kjaerum is heading to New York City and Boston in the United States, where he will be networking and speaking about the different challenges that the refugee crisis poses to Europe and human rights as a whole.

On Monday, 11 April from 12:10-1:10 pm at Columbia Law School, New York, Kjaerum will deliver a speech titled “Can 1 million refugees change the European human rights commitment?” Kjaerum will focus on the current refugee situation in Europe and the responses from the EU and its Member States. He will discuss the “humanistic resilience” as an important factor in the reception of refugees.

Kjaerum will also deliver the annual Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture at Northeastern University in Boston. The annual lecture celebrates the memory of the late Valerie Gordon ’93, a fierce advocate for human rights in the US and internationally. The lecture brings outstanding lawyers, judges, scholars and advocates who work to advance human rights to deliver a keynote address at the law school. The speech, titled “Racism and Inclusion: Where is Europe Heading?” will be held on 13 April from 12-1:30 pm at Dockser Hall, Room 240, Northeastern School of Law. You can get the tickets at www.PHRGE.net.

And on Thursday, 14 April starting at 12.15 pm in Sargent Hall, First Floor at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Kjaerum will speak on Human Rights, Armed Conflict and Mass Migration, The Raoul Wallenberg Legacy. Focusing on the European context, he will speak about the refugee crisis and practical avenues for addressing it. The lecture, sponsored by Suffolk University Law School’s International Law Concentration and the Transnational Law Review, is part of the Review’s symposium issue on the refugee crisis.

Kjaerum will also speak at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University on April 14 at 14:00 in a speech titled “Upholding human rights in an era of fear: How can Europe move forward?”



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