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The Foreign Policy Centre holds events to engage the public in debates around key international affairs issues. These include seminars, conferences, keynote speeches and expert roundtables. The majority of events will take place in London but the FPC will work with partners to hold events in other UK Cities and internationally.

Upcoming: All Seminars
Past: All Seminars
Past Events

Closing the door: the challenge facing activists from the former Soviet Union seeking asylum or refuge

This event will examine how countries, particularly in Europe, are making it more difficult for activists and others from the former Soviet Union who are at risk of persecution to seek refuge or secure asylum. It will discuss at the ways in which countries are increasingly sending those at risk back to their country of origin, sometimes misusing the concepts of ‘Internal Protection’ and ‘safe third countries’ . The event will explore the need for asylum systems to ...

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Claire Rimmer Quaid, ECRE Senior Policy and Project Officer, European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)

Dr Leila Alieva, Academic Visitor, St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford

Dr Saipira Furstenberg, Postdoctoral fellow and Project Manager,  Central Asian Political Exiles project, University of Exeter

Chair: Baroness Stern CBE, Secretary, All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Rights

December 4, 2017

Committee Room 5, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA