Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children and Young People: Scholarly Research on the Past and Present

Seminar/Forum

Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children and Young People: Scholarly Research on the Past and Present

Research Lounge, Level 5
Arts West

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T: 8344 4147

jordys@unimelb.edu.au

Refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people often feature in public discussion – particularly in the contexts of people’s treatment in detention by Australia, children and young people’s removal from their parents at the border by the US, and the dangerous journeys children and young people are taking in seeking safety in Europe. In this workshop we will consider some of the histories of the current moment, as we endeavour to understand what brought us here, and what role universities (and those who work in them) can play in developing new discourses, practices, and policies.

The event is part of the ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Research Project on Children Refugees and Australian Internationalism. The event is free to attend but RSVP is required, for catering purposes, to jordys@unimelb.edu.au by Friday 19 October.

Presenters

  • Ms Alisha Fernando
    Ms Alisha Fernando, Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Dr Karen Block
    Dr Karen Block, Associate Director, Jack Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Program Coordinator, PhD Program in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  • Dr Sana Nakata
  • Dr Carly McLaughlin
    Dr Carly McLaughlin, University of Potsdam