Global Migration: People, Policies, and Protections

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lecture by:
Dr. Jenna L. Hennebry

Beginning with an overview of key global processes, trends and patterns pertaining to international migration, this lecture will outline who moves (who doesn’t), why, how and where in the world. Dr. Hennebry will discuss the laws, policies, practices and systems that underpin the governance of migration at global, national and local levels, and point to key issues such as ensuring the labour and human rights of people on the move. Further, detailing the emergence of the new UN Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration, and the role of UN agencies, states and non-state actors, this presentation will provide a synopsis of this important moment in history and what lays ahead for governments, migrants and communities around the world.

About The Lecturer

Dr. Jenna L. Hennebry

Jenna Hennebry is a Full Professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University and is an expert on global migration governance, labour migration and gender. She is Co-Founder of the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) and the Migration Worker Health Project, and Founder of the Gender+Migration Hub funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Hennebry has been an Expert Advisor to the Auditor General of Canada, has provided witness testimony to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, was a member of the Government of Canada’s Delegation to the United Nations, and she has worked with the UN Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights of Migrant on labour migrants, UN Women, the International Organization and other UN agencies. She co-leads the Gender-Responsiveness Workstream of the UN Network on Migration with UN Women, in a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Migration Data Centre (GMDC) and the Migration Research and Publishing High-Level Advisers, both of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Dr. Hennebry has published over 75 articles and policy papers (in English and Spanish), has presented her work in the UN General Assembly, and at numerous international conferences worldwide.