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Refugees are Human Rights Violations Made Visible

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Published on Mar 31, 2014

"Refugees are Human Rights Violations Made Visible," March 6th, 2014, 5:30-7:00, Book Talk on Luise Druke's latest book, "Innovations in Refugee Protection: A Compendium of UNHCR's 60 Years, Including Case Studies on IT Communities, Vietnamese Boat People, Chilean Exile and Namibian Repatriation." The book presents innovations of the Office of the UN High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) since 1951.The book bridges the gap between academic and field work and uses Joseph Nye's concept of "soft power" as a methodological approach for understanding and solving political and ethical refugee protection dilemmas. Details: http://www.peterlang.com/download/dat....

In the presence of Douglas Johnson, Faculty Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, HKS with a review on the Case Study on the Chilean Exile.

Moderator: Charlie Clements, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Adjunct Lecturer, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Faculty, HHI

Panelists: Udo Janz, Director, UNCR Office to the UN in New York (could not come in the last minute due to UN Security Council emergency session on the refugee emergency in the Central Africa Republic that day); Christane Lemke, Max Weber Chair, NYU, New York and Dean for IR, Dep. Political Sc. at Leibniz University Hannover; Laila Matar, MPP candidate (2014), Co-Chair Human Rights Professional Interest Council (PIC); Jonathan Moore, former US Refugee Coordinator, US Department of State and fr. CARR Center Associate; Nam Pham, MPA '83 (HKS), Executive Director of Viet-AID, Commissioner of Mass. Office for Refugees and Immigrants (1994-2000) and Marija Tesla, BA, CID Project Manager, came to the USA from Croatia with the help of UNHCR.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Advancement (OCA); MC/MPA Program Office, Human Rights Professional Interest Council (PIC) and the Center for International Development (CID) at the HKS, as well as by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and the HSPH, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

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