Resolving the Global Refugee Crisis

Prof. Dr. Khalid Koser, UNU-MERIT

When a wave of refugees reached the European continent in 2015, European politicians, citizens, and the media were divided. Since then, a rise of populism and racism has coined Europe. Given the unstable situation in the European Neighborhood, it is necessary to think of ways to deal with a new influx of refugees coming to Europe and to develop ideas to prevent another crisis from happening. Hence, in this lecture, Prof. Dr. Koser will present ideas to solve the global refugee crisis and will give inspirations to start thinking yourself.

This lecture of the Maastricht Migration Lecture Series. The European Law Student Association, Refugee Project Maastricht, the Maastricht Young Academy (MYA), the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) and UNU-MERIT aim to provide an objective picture on the topic of migration and offer new insights. To do so, different aspects around migration are analyzed and different perspectives are given on how states might deal with the influx of refugees in the future. In a number of lectures, experts will talk about topics such as myths and misconceptions in the area of migration, dealing with high displacement, gender and migration, citizenship, EU Asylum Law and more.

About the speaker

Dr Khalid Koser is Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. Dr Koser is also Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Non-Resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney and extraordinary Professor in Conflict, Peace and Security in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Maastricht. He is also chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Migration, and editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies. Dr Koser is a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Venue: UNU-MERIT Conference Room

Date: 03 March 2020

Time: 19:00 - 20:30