The world is in the midst of the largest refugee crisis in history. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that there are currently around 65 million people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced from their homes.
This talk will challenge a number of common assumptions about the crisis including what are the causes of it are and how we should address it. It will suggest that not only is our current international system incapable of fixing the crisis, but that it is in fact one of the key reasons we have a crisis in the first place and one of the biggest barriers to resolving it. Join Anna in a confronting discussion that will challenge what you thought you knew.
Dr Anna Hood is an expert in international law and a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland. She has a Master of Laws from New York University and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include international law and security, refugee and disarmament law.
In addition to her academic work she runs a pro-bono international law consultancy called Lex Specialis. Prior to academic life, Anna worked for a number of human rights and refugee organisations in Australia, the United States and Uganda.