Launch of “Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International Organizations Moving Beyond their Mandate”

Tuesday October 25th 2016
Blavatnik School of Government, Lecture Theatre 2

Climate change is increasing the frequency of natural disasters and undermining development efforts. How are international development and humanitarian organizations adapting to climate change? In this talk, Dr Hall will look at the responses of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Organization for Migration. She will identify changes in their organizational rhetoric, policy, structure, operations and overall mandate to address climate change. Hall will argue that international bureaucrats can play an important role in mandate expansion, influencing whether and how to expand and lobbying states to endorse this expansion.

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Speaker: Dr Nina Hall is a Lecturer in Global Governance at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. She has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She has researched and published on climate change and humanitarianism, global refugee and migration governance, climate adapation financing, and leadership in international organizations. Her work has been published in Global Environmental Politics and Global Governance and in newspapers including the Guardian.

Book Discussants:

  • Mr. Sam Daws, Director, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. Former Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme.
  • Professor Alexander Betts, Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Moderation: Associate Professor Tom Hale, Blavatnik School of Government

Twitter handle: @Ninawth

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