People on the Move

Date(s) - 01/10/18
5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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People on the Move

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Karen AbuZayd, Commissioner, Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva; Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration, United Nations; Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Cofounder, Migration Policy Institute. Moderated by Juliet Sorensen, Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

The number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people around the world has topped 65 million according to UNHCR. Increased terrorist groups like Boko Haram and al-Shabaab, civil conflicts in Syria and the Middle East, and economic disparities have spurred a complex web of migration routes globally. Amidst these migration flows women and children are affected disproportionately, facing a greater risk of sexual violence and trafficking, economic exploitation, and emotional trauma. Are emergency response systems prioritizing the most vulnerable people? What services are available for migrants and refugees at every stage of their journey?








Juliet Sorensen






Juliet Sorensen

Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Juliet Sorensen is the Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a founder of the Northwestern Access to Health Project, an interdisciplinary partnership that analyzes access to health in resource limited settings. She is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars and the Federal Bar Association. Sorensen was also appointed to the American Bar Association’s Global Anti-Corruption Task Force and the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity. During her tenure as an assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago, she was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was named a Chicago Council on Global Affairs “Emerging Leader”. Sorensen holds a BA in politics from Princeton University and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.




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