Public conference

11th of October 2016

Location: Uni Bastions, B 101


Global Migration / Asylum Governance: Advancing the International Agenda

09h00 - 09h20 Opening Welcomes

  • Bernard Debarbieux, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, University of Geneva
  • René Schwok, Director of Global Studies Institute (GSI), University of Geneva
  • Kevin Johnson, Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies, University California - Davis


09h20 - 10h50 Panel 1: Priorities for International Cooperation

Keynote speakers:

  • Colleen Thouez, advisor to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for International Migration
  • Susan Martin, Georgetown University
  • Jeff Crisp, University of Oxford

Chair: Michele Klein-Solomon, International Organization for Migrations (IOM)


10h50 – 11h15 Break


11h15 – 12h30 Panel 2: Knowledge and Policy in Comparative Perspective

Keynote speakers

Chair: James Hollifield, Southern Methodist University


12h30 – 14h00 Lunch at Cafeteria Uni Dufour


14h00 – 15h30 Panel 3: The Architecture of International Governance

Keynote speakers:

Chair: Kevin Johnson, University of California at Davis


15h30 – 15h45 Break


15h45 – 17h00 Panel 4: Innovating the Normative Framework

Keynote speakers:

Chair: Sandra Lavenex, University of Geneva


17h00 – 18h00 Conclusions and Ways forward

Concluding remarks by Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva, Sandrine Salerno, Administrative Councillor of the City of Geneva and delegates of the Workshops.