Hard Truths Panel Discussion: Is the Global Approach to Migration Broken?
*Registrations have reached venue capacity but if you would like to join the wait list please email Ellie.Clay@unimelb.edu.au *
With more nations taking steps to tighten their borders and more people on the move than ever before, perhaps no force in today's world is as polarizing as global migration. This panel discussion will bring together The New York Times and leading academics to debate and discuss the tensions, challenges and possibilities surrounding global migration.
Speakers include Julian Burnside AO QC; Damien Cave, Australia Bureau Chief, The New York Times; and Professor Karen Farquharson, Head of School, Social and Political Sciences. The panel will be facilitated by Professor Michelle Foster, the inaugural Director of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School.
This event is running in partnership with Hard Truths, an exhibition of prize-winning photography from The New York Times, which will be officially launched on 12 September.
Guests attending the panel discussion are invited to visit the exhibition in the Arts West Atrium from 5.45pm. The panel discussion will commence at 6.30pm in the Forum Theatre.
Hard Truths will be on display in the Arts West Atrium from 12 September - 11 October.
Professor Michelle Foster, Director of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness
Professor Michelle Foster
Director of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness
University of Melbourne
Michelle Foster is a Professor and the inaugural Director of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School. Michelle has published widely in the field of international refugee law. She teaches Refugee Law and International Refugee Law at Melbourne Law School, and in 2017 taught in the International Summer School in Forced Migration at Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. Michelle has undertaken consultancy work for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and training of refugee tribunal members in New Zealand and Australia. She is Editor in Chief (with Laura van Waas) of the Statelessness and Citizenship Review.
Mr Julian Burnside
Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister who practices principally in commercial litigation, trade practises and administrative law. He is also a human rights and refugee advocate, and author.
Damien Cave, Australia Bureau Chief
Australia Bureau Chief
The New York Times
Damien Cave is the Australia bureau chief for The New York Times based in Sydney. His previous foreign reporting includes postings in Mexico City, covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and in The Times’s Baghdad bureau from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Cave also served as chief of The Times’s Miami bureau. Since joining The Times in 2004, he has covered a range of topics, including military recruiting, New York City government and New Jersey politics. Before coming to The Times, he was a staff writer and editor at Rolling Stone and Salon.com. Mr. Cave was among the group of finalists for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. In addition, Mr. Cave was the leader of a small group of reporters that won the 2008 Overseas Press Club award for best international coverage on the Web. A graduate of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and Boston College, Mr. Cave grew up in Worcester, Mass.
Professor Karen Farquharson, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences; Professor of Sociology