Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children and Young People

Scholarly Research on the Past and Present Workshop

Friday 26 October 2018

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.

Program and biographies of speakers


Frank Meisler. Kindertransport - The Arrival (2006) stands outside
Liverpool Street station in central London