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An Afternoon with Morten Kjaerum: Human Rights, Armed Conflict and Mass Migration, The Raoul Wallenberg Legacy

April 14, 2016
10:30am - 1:30pm
Boston University Castle
April 14, 2016
10:30am - 1:30pm
Boston University Castle

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, is pleased to host internationally renowned human rights and refugee policy leader Morten Kjaerum for a keynote and discussion. Mr. Kjaerum has spent a lifetime addressing human rights and refugee issues. He is director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden and was the first Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna (2008 to 2015). Mr Kjaerum is also Chair of The Board of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).

RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated.


More than a million migrants and refugees entered Europe in 2015, in the largest refugee crisis since World War II. The crisis has sparked fear, xenophobia, and border closure, and, in the U.S., calls by presidential candidates to halt the asylum program for certain countries.

In Europe, the very existence of open European borders and the Union itself may be at stake.

Suffolk Law has invited Morten Kjaerum to help us all better understand the crisis and practical avenues for addressing it.

The schedule:

  • Coffee and light breakfast: 10:30
  • Speaker's Panel: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (speakers to be announced)
  • Lunch: Noon
  • Morten Kjaerum, Keynote: 12:15 p.m.