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5 things to read on Trump's executive orders


Looking for background and analysis of US President Trump's executive orders on immigration and refugees? Here are five reads to get an overview of developments and key issues:


Trump, Turmoil, and Terrorism: The US Immigration and Refugee Ban


We live in tumultuous times. Since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States three weeks ago, the political scene in the United States has been roiled by mass demonstrations, boldface headlines, and tweets in the middle of the night. Immigration, linked by Trump to criminals and terrorists, has been a flashpoint.

Kaldor Centre’s Dr Claire Higgins wins Fulbright scholarship to research refugee policy


UNSW historian Dr Claire Higgins has been awarded a prestigious 2017-18 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship to explore how past experiences can inform positive solutions for the millions of people currently displaced worldwide.

Manus deportation reports raise legal concerns

Professor Jane McAdam

Kaldor Centre Director, Professor Jane McAdam, outlines concerns about Papua New Guinea’s refugee status determination system and violations of international law

'Offshore' sparks acclaim from Stella Prize


Madeline Gleeson lands on longlist for prestigious literary award for writing by Australian women.

Durable solutions urgently needed for those on Manus and Nauru


With the US-Australia resettlement deal in serious doubt, the unsustainable nature of the policy of offshore processing is abundantly clear. Humane and durable solutions must rapidly be found for those offshore, in accordance with international standards.

Madeline Gleeson’s 'Offshore' Wins Literary Prize


Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate Madeline Gleeson has taken out the prestigious 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for non-fiction for her book 'Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru'.

Released to acclaim by NewSouth Publishing, 'Offshore' is a searing account of what has happened on the Pacific island nation of Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime for asylum seekers in 2012.

Trump’s order barring refugees flies in the face of logic and humanity


By Geoff Gilbert, The Conversation, 30 January 2017

With an irony that hasn’t gone unnoticed, US President Donald Trump signed his executive order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the US on January 27, Holocaust Memorial Day.

Davos reminds us, where there is risk there is opportunity


As many of the most influential people on the planet meet this week in Davos, refugees are never far from the discussion.

Professor McAdam presents at Harvard Climate Change Displacement Conference


In October 2016, Kaldor Centre Director Professor Jane McAdam spoke at the Climate Change Displacement Conference, held at Harvard Law School.