Humanitarianism, not Development: Refugee Protection in a Neoliberal Age


November 6


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School


Wolff Conference Room at The New School

6 E 16th St 11th Floor, New York, NY 10003

New York, NY, US, 10003

The Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility is pleased to welcome Professor Jennifer Hyndman, who will give a talk titled: “Humanitarianism, not Development: Refugee Protection in a Neoliberal Age.”

Jennifer Hyndman is Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University in Toronto, where she is also Professor in the Department of Social Science. As a geographer, her research focuses on the geopolitics of forced migration, the biopolitics of refugee camps, humanitarian responses to war and displacement, and refugee resettlement in North America. Her most recent book is Refugees in Extended Exile: Living on the Edge, with Wenona Giles (Routledge, 2017). Hyndman is author of Dual Disasters: Humanitarian Aid after the 2004 Tsunami (2011), Managing Displacement: Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism (2000), and co-editor with W. Giles of, Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones (2004). She has written several dozen articles, chapters, and policy papers, and is producer of two short films.

This event will be livestreamed on the Zolberg Institute’s Facebook page.