Australian Intercultural Society
October 21, 2021
On behalf of the Australian Intercultural Society in partnership with Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, we would like to invite you to our upcoming webinar.
Increases in population, the degradation of natural resources and climate change are increasing the occurrence of ecological events. These events will result in heightened poverty and an increased likelihood of conflict and mass migration. Research from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) shows that by 2050, the global population is projected to reach 10 billion, with the larger population increases occurring in countries with the highest levels of conflict.
Join us in conversation with IEP Founder and Executive Chairman, Steve Killelea AM; Robert Glasser, Head of the ASPI Climate and Security Policy Centre; and Jane McAdam AO, Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW, to explore the latest findings from this year's Ecological Threat Register and explore how we can create more resilient societies better able to adapt to extreme ecological shocks, now and into the future.
This conversation is also a side event in this year's Kaldor Centre Conference 'Whose move? Addressing migration and displacement in the face of climate change', offering cutting-edge evidence, experience and expertise on this critical issue. Register now to attend any of the #Kaldor21 sessions from 19 to 21 October.
Dr Robert Glasser is the Head of the ASPI Climate and Security Policy Centre and Honourary Associate Professor at the Australian National University. He was previously the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Dr Glasser was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Senior Management Group and the Deputy Secretary General’s Climate Principals Group. Dr Glasser has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, advocate and policy-maker in the areas of climate change, sustainable development and disaster risk management.
As a global philanthropist, Steve Killelea has laid the foundations to develop an entirely new understanding of peace. As a thought leader, he has reshaped the entire concept to recognise its integrity to the revival of our economic and political systems. Few have provoked global thought amongst both policymakers and members of the public quite to the extent of Steve. An international entrepreneur behind the global think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace, he combines a highly successful career in technology with a philanthropic focus on peace and sustainable development to shed new light on issues, from terrorism and conflict to economics and prosperity.
Jane McAdam AO is Scientia Professor and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Law. Professor McAdam publishes widely in international refugee law and forced migration, with a particular focus on displacement in the context of climate change and disasters. She wrote the first comprehensive legal analysis of the subject in her 2012 book Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law (Oxford University Press, 2012). Her most recent books include The Refugee in International Law (4th edn, Oxford University Press, 2021, with Guy S Goodwin-Gill and Emma Dunlop) and The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford University Press, 2021, with Cathryn Costello and Michelle Foster (eds)). She is joint Editor-in-Chief of the leading journal in the field, the International Journal of Refugee Law. In 2021, Professor McAdam was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia ‘for distinguished service to international refugee law, particularly to climate change and the displacement of people.
Anthea Batsakis is the deputy editor of environment and energy at The Conversation. Prior to this, she worked as the deputy editor of politics and society. Before joining The Conversation, Anthea worked as a journalist with articles published in Cosmos, The New Daily, Crikey, Australian Geographic and more. She has also held roles at the Herald Sun, and in communications at the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.