Ben Globerman, MA Candidate at the Institute of European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University and member of the Mobility and Politics Collective will be presenting a joint-paper written with Martin Geiger, founder of the Collective, at the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) in Poznan, Poland. The paper: “Externalization of EU Refugee and Asylum Approaches: Regional Responses by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration in Europe” explores recent initiatives in the field of migration management by leading International Organizations. Examining the distinct roles of the UNHCR and IOM in the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans, the paper aims to contribute to the growing body of literature surrounding International Organizations and the European Union’s asylum and migration regime.

IASFM is an annual international conference with leading scholars and practitioners in the field of migration entering its sixteenth year. This year’s conference “Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement”  takes place between July 12-16, and will be the first in Central Europe, covering a wide breadth of issues confronting global responses to migration and refugee crises.  As part of the panel “Externalization of Asylum Policy in Australia and the EU”, Ben will be representing Mobility and Politics at a global forum, exchanging ideas and gaining insight into leading trends in academic thought and organizational practices within the field of migration.