MPI 20th Anniversary Conference: Migration & Humanitarian Protection in a Rapidly Evolving World
3:00 – 4:00 P.M. ET: PANEL DISCUSSION
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder, Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
Wendy Young, President, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Moderator: Essey Workie, Senior Policy Analyst, MPI
4:10 – 5:15 P.M. ET: ARMCHAIR CONVERSATION
António Vitorino, Director-General, International Organization for Migration
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Distinguished Transatlantic Fellow, President Emeritus, and Co-Founder, MPI
Moderator: Meghan Benton, Director for International Research, MPI and MPI Europe
In the 20 years since the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) was founded, international migration trends and policies have changed in dramatic ways. The number of migrants has increased, many more migrants are in mixed flows with humanitarian protection needs, and migration has become a much more salient political issue in countries around the world.
What do these trends presage for the future in terms of international migration governance and humanitarian protection?
During an armchair discussion, the Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, António Vitorino, and MPI cofounder and President Emeritus Demetrios G. Papademetriou discussed the evolution of international migration governance and its possible future. The conference opened with a panel discussion on humanitarian protection with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, MPI co-founder Kathleen Newland, and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) President Wendy Young.