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Webinar | Implications for policy of a (post-?) COVID-19 world…

What are the implications of COVID-19, as a particular kind of a natural (biological) hazard, and its impact and implications for global trends and debates addressed in previous sessions?

Environmental processes shape human mobility, including processes of displacement, migration and planned relocation, within countries and even across borders. They can also entrench immobility for specific groups. Natural hazards that shape mobility in such contexts encompass the slow-onset impacts of climate change and environmental degradation, as well as sudden-onset disasters linked to storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and even biological hazards like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us for a discussion moderated by David Cantor, founding Director of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) and Walter Kaelin, Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement.

Speakers include:

  • Paul Spiegel, Johns Hopkins University – pandemics, humanitarian emergencies and forcibly displaced populations
  • Mihir Bhatt, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute – the COVID 19 pandemic, displacement, and the paradox of social distancing related challenges.
  • Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo, Institute for Security Studies Africa – migrating as a safety net in the times of disasters and epidemics
  • Nikolas Feith Tan, Danish Institute for Human Rights

This session is the final in a seminar series convened by the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) and its Internal Displacement Research Programme, in partnership with the Platform on Disaster Displacement.

The series brings together diverse scholarly and practitioner perspectives on how law and policy can respond to global human mobility and environmental challenges.  Its six topical sessions will be broadcast live in an interactive format via Zoom.

Register for the session: https://rli.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23017

More information on https://rli.sas.ac.uk/events

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