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TEDxRideauCanal - James Milner - Integrative Thinking and Solutions for Refugees

James Milner advocates an integrative approach to solving the plight of 15M refugees who wait on average 18 years in refugee camps.James Milner has been a researcher, practitioner and policy advisor on?issues relating to refugees, peacebuilding, African politics and the?United Nations system. He is currently an Assistant Professor of?Political Science at Carleton University. Before joining Carleton, he?was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Munk Centre for International?Studies, University of Toronto (2006-08) and a Trudeau Scholar at the?University of Oxford (2003-06). Since 2003, he has also been?Co-Director of an international research project at?the University of Oxford focusing on the plight of refugees in?situations of prolonged exile in Africa and Asia?( He has undertaken field?research in Burundi, Guinea, Kenya, India, Tanzania and Thailand, and?has presented research findings to stakeholders in New York, Geneva,?London, Ottawa, Bangkok, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and elsewhere. He has?worked as a Consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for?Refugees (UNHCR) in India, Cameroon, Guinea and its Geneva?Headquarters. Author of Refugees, the State and the Politics of?Asylum in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), co-author of UNHCR: The?Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection into the 21st Century?(Routledge, 2008), co-editor of Protracted Refugee Situations:?Political, Human Rights and Security Implications (UN University Press,?2008).In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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