Kaldor Centre News

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

Published on : 14/02/2017

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
Published on : 09/02/2017

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

Published on : 08/02/2017

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

Durable solutions urgently needed for those on Manus and Nauru

Published on : 03/02/2017

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

Published on : 01/02/2017

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'.

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

Published on : 30/01/2017

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

Published on : 19/01/2017

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

Published on : 15/12/2016

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

Inaugural address on the international protection of refugees, presented by UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk

Published on : 15/12/2016

UNSW’s Grand Challenge on Refugees & Migrants, led by Kaldor Centre Director Scientia Professor Jane McAdam, held its inaugural address on the international protection of refugees. The address was given by Mr Volker Türk, UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.

Where to from here? Report from the Expert Roundtable on regional cooperation and refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific

Published on : 14/12/2016

At a time of increasingly polarised debate globally, Australia faces many difficult questions about refugee protection. What is the future for offshore processing? Are boat turn-backs safe and legal? Is regional cooperation a realistic policy goal? Are there alternative ways to provide safe pathways to protection for those who need it?


The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.