Public Panel Debate - The Reception and Integration of Refugees: A Task for Local Authorities?

Join us for this fascinating Public Panel Debate: 'The Reception and Integration of Refugees: A Task for Local Authorities?' co-organised by our "Cities of Refuge" Team and the "Global City" Project of the T.M.C. Asser Institute.

Prof Dr James Hathaway (University of Michigan) and Prof Dr Martha Davis (Northeastern University) will be accompanied in this panel by Prof Dr Barbara Oomen, Leader of the Cities of Refuge Project as moderator.

The Panel will discuss the rising role of cities in refugee reception-integration from an international legal and sociological perspective, a young topic which has been rapidly gaining momentum in academia, following developments on the ground, around the world.



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Wednesday, 23 May from 16:00 to 17:30

Location: UCR, Raadzaal
Lange Noordstraat 1, Middelburg


Introduction and moderation  -  Barbara Oomen


James Hathaway (University of Michigan)  -  Reflections on Cities of Refuge

Martha F. Davis (Northeastern University)  -  City Limits: The Impacts of ‘Safe City’ Policiesin the U.S.

The event will be followed by a reception.

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