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New Partnership: University of Ottawa’s Refugee Hub and The Columbia University Global Policy Initiative (GPI)

The University of Ottawa’s Refugee Hub is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Columbia University Global Policy Initiative (GPI) on a series of policy briefs and high-level convenings related to the United Nations’ Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.

The goal of the collaboration is to support the development of the Global Compacts by providing both high-quality research and policy contributions, and a discussion platform for the major actors engaged in the Compacts process to focus on the development of concrete solutions and proposals for action.

The Global Compacts are international commitments being developed in response to the UN General Assembly’s New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which expresses the political will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility for refugees and migrants on a global scale.

The Columbia Global Policy Initiative, led by founding director Professor Michael W. Doyle, brings together eminent Columbia University faculty members from a wide range of disciplines to address serious problems of global significance, applying the highest standards of disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise and a commitment to finding practical solutions.

The Refugee Hub, led by founding director Professor Jennifer Bond, fosters justice and human rights for refugees and migrants through cutting-edge research, community programs, and innovative partnerships. It is housed at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.