RLI 4th Annual Conference: First keynotes announced

Monday 26 November 2018

We are pleased to announce the first keynote speakers for our Fourth Annual Conference, 'Rethinking the "Regional" in Refugee Law and Policy', to be held 3-5 June 2019.



Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Professor in Migration and Refugee Studies, and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit; Coordinator of UCL's Refuge in a Moving World Research Network

Elena's research focuses on the intersections between gender, generation and religion in experiences of and responses to conflict-induced displacement, with a particular regional focus on the Middle East. She has conducted extensive research in refugee camps and urban areas including in Algeria, Cuba, Egypt, France, Jordan, Lebanon, South Africa, Syria, Sweden, and the UK. Elena is the Co-Director of UCL's Migration Research Unit, and is the coordinator of the Refuge in a Moving World research network across UCL (@RefugeMvingWrld).


Professor Vincent Chetail

Founding Director of the Global Migration Centre and Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Professor Chetail is a leading expert on migration, a field in which he has published 16 books and over 50 articles, book chapters and reports. He has launched and supervised 20 research projects on various topical issues related to migration from both a policy and academic perspective.

He regularly serves as a consultant to governments, NGOs and international organizations. He has for instance actively collaborated with UN agencies on many aspects of migration as well as with the African Union in drafting the Protocol on the free movement of persons (2017) and the Protocol on the right to nationality in Africa (2014).


Click for the conference Call for Papers, and note that early-bird registration is now open.