Prospects for Reform on International Migration and Refugees

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House

3803 Locust Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104

This location is ADA accessible


10:00AM Welcome & Opening Remarks

William Burke-White, Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House


10:05-11:30AM Reporting on Refugees and International Migration: The Role and Responsibilities of Journalists and the Media

• Trudy Rubin, Worldview Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

• Bill Orme, United Nations Representative, Global Forum for Media Development; Member, Board of Advisors, Ethical Journalism Network
• Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Author and Deputy Editor, Foreign Policy
• Sarah Stillman, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Director, Global Migration Program, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism
• Graeme Wood, National Correspondent, The Atlantic; PWH Visiting Fellow


12:00-1:30PM Keynote Address by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

With a special introduction by University of Pennsylvania Provost Wendell Pritchett, and followed by a conversation with William Burke-White, Inaugural Director of Perry World House


1:30-2:15PM Lunch


2:15-3:45PM Protracted Displacement as a Global Concern: What Needs to Change?

• LaShawn Jefferson, Deputy Director, Perry World House
• Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, Nigeria
• Barbara Rijks, Head of Mission Coordination Unit in Baghdad (Iraq), International Organization for Migration
• Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University


4:00-5:00PM Closing Address & Conversation

Yasmine Mustafa, CEO, Roar for Good

In conversation with

Sozi Tulante, Former City Solicitor, Philadelphia; Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Followed by a reception

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