Sometimes a crisis sparks concentrated action. In 2015, responding to the rising number of people fleeing war in the Middle East, Australia initiated a special program to resettle 12,000 extra refugees from Syria and Iraq, as part of a global effort.
Accomplished business leaders Andrew Kaldor AM and Renata Kaldor AO, whose support enabled the establishment of the Kaldor Centre, have been awarded Honorary Doctorates from UNSW Sydney, in recognition of their eminent service to refugee law and policy.
Migrants and refugees are not only integral to Canada’s community identity, they are part of the nation’s economic strategy, Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told an audience at UNSW’s Kaldor Centre.
Discover how experts in the fields of climate change, migration, refugee law and disaster displacement get sound research into contentious policymaking debate, with our event ‘Good evidence, bad politics’ now available for podcast, download or online listen
While some governments stall on climate change action, real steps are being taken to protect people displaced by its impacts. The Kaldor Centre's work has been central to real-world solutions, as Director Jane McAdam told UNSW's Town and Gown 2018 audience.