2020年1月16日(木)一橋大学社会学部GLP特別講演会 「なぜ難民を保護するのか」---
Thu., 16th., Jan, 2020,The Faculty of Social Sciences GLP Special Lecture “Why Protect Refugees?”


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一橋大学社会学部GLP特別講演会
「なぜ難民を保護するのか」

講演|デイビッド・ジェームス・カンター(ロンドン大学高等研究院難民法イニシアチブ所長、難民保護・強制移住学 教授)
ディスカッサント|米川正子(筑波学院大学経営情報学部 准教授)

日時|2020年1月16日(木)17:00-19:00
会場|一橋大学 佐野書院1階(〒186-0004 東京都国立市17/ JR国立駅南口徒歩15分)

言語|英語のみ
入場無料・要予約
申し込み|https://forms.gle/Y3DXfnwBiEEGaLmMA


主催|:一橋大学大学院社会学研究科・社会学部 GLP(Global Leaders Program/グローバル・リーダーズ・プログラム)
問い合わせ|橋本直子(一橋大学大学院社会学研究科社会学部 准教授、ロンドン大学難民法イニシアチブ修論指導員)naoko.hashimoto@r.hit-u.ac.jp

The Faculty of Social Sciences GLP Special Lecture
“Why Protect Refugees?”

Speaker | David James CANTOR
(Director of the Refugee Law Initiative  ( RLI ) at the School of Advanced Study, Professor of Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies , University of London )

Discussant |Masako YONEKAWA( Associate Professor of Economics and Informatics Department , Tsukuba Gakuin University )

Time and Date | 17:00-19:00 ,  Thursday , 16 ,  January , 2020
Place | Sano Shoin Hall of Hitotsubashi University
( 〒186-0004 17 Kunitachi-shi,Tokyo / about 15 mins walk from the JR Kunitachi Station )

Language | English
Admission | Free
Prior application is required
Registration | https://forms.gle/Y3DXfnwBiEEGaLmMA


Why do we protect refugees? Is there something about refugees that singles them out for special attention? Does the refugee condition somehow make them deserving of the distinctive forms of assistance that they receive? For practitioners, policy-makers, academics, students and concerned citizens working directly with refugee issues, the ‘specialness’ of refugees is often taken for granted as self-evident. But this assumption is ever more questioned by others, including high-profile political figures and movements. Is it true? Are refugees special and, if so, why?
In this visiting lecture, Professor David Cantor steps back from the discussion of policy and technical detail that often governs debate on refugee protection. Instead, he offers a personal reflection on the more fundamental underlying question of whether there is a philosophical basis for asserting that there is indeed something ‘special’ about refugees that makes them distinctive as a category for protection in the present day.



Professor David James CANTOR is founding Director of the global research centre, the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. He has published widely on legal and social aspects of refugee protection, particularly in relation to armed conflict and criminal violence. His research on gang-related forced migration in Latin America won the Times Higher Education (THE) award - Research Project of the Year 2017-18.
Prior to entering academia, David worked as a refugee protection practitioner during the 2000s. In 2016-17, he undertook a part-time secondment as Principal Advisor to UNHCR Americas Bureau. At the RLI, David leads a new Interdisciplinary Network on IDPs, hosted by the RLI with hubs in Africa, Latin America and Middle East, and jointly runs the world’s only distance-learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.

Masako YONEKAWA is Associate Professor at Tsukuba Gakuin University. She worked in Rwanda, Kenya, Geneva HQ with UNHCR, including as the Ex-Head of Field Office, UNHCR Goma, DR Congo. Major publications include: Post-Genocide Rwandan Refugees, Why They Refuse to Return ‘Home’: Myths and Realities (Springer, 2019). MSc in international relations (Univ. of Cape Town).



Organiser | GLP;Global Leaders Program ,The Graduate School of Social Sciences, The Faculty of Social Sciences ,Hitotsubashi University
Contact |  Naoko Hashimoto( Associate Professor of The Graduate School of Social Sciences, The Faculty of Social Sciences , Hitotsubashi University )naoko.hashimoto@r.hit-u.ac.jp
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