Event details
Event Start Date: 30/04/2015
Event End Date: 30/04/2015
Time: 1.00-2.00pm

Location: UNSW Law, G23

Global challenges to refugee protection: lessons from the Middle East and Europe 

A presentation by Tom Porteous, Deputy Program Director, Human Rights Watch.

Tom Porteous is the Deputy Program Director at Human Rights Watch and is based in Washington DC.  He oversees Human Rights Watch’s work on refugees globally, and also supervises all of Human Rights Watch’s work on the Middle East and Europe. He joined Human Rights Watch in 2006 as the London director responsible for communications and advocacy in the United Kingdom. Mr Porteous has a background in journalism, diplomacy, and UN peacekeeping. In the 1980s and early 1990s he was a freelance correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, the BBC, and other media, first in Cairo and later in Berlin, Algeria, and Morocco. He worked in UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia and Liberia. He also served as conflict management adviser for Africa in the UK’s Foreign Office from 2001 to 2003. Mr Porteous studied classics at Oxford University. Tom Porteous has published in The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, and The Evening Standard. 

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