Global Tipping Points and the Role of Research: European Union and Asia-Pacific Migration Summit

Understanding and tackling the global migration challenge has reached new levels of social complexity. Many now ask whether the world is at a global tipping point? In 2015, Europe was hit with a historic wave of humanity – people, many from the Middle East and North Africa, fleeing violence or poverty, seeking a place to live, a job and a chance in life for their children. Meanwhile in Australia, border protection has moved centre stage – with intense academic and public debate concerning the status of Australia’s international obligations to the protection of fundamental human rights.

The Summit, convened by the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations will be held at UniSA's City West Campus on 1 - 2 November 2016. Bringing together leading world figures in migration studies, academics, policy analysts, community activists and political leaders, the Summit examined the role of research and policy-relevant evidence from several European and Asia-Pacific projects on migration and the crisis of asylum.

The two-day event consists of four keynote presentations and three roundtable discussions. The event program can be found here.

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