Guest speaker: Shauna Labman, lawyer and Associate Professor of Human Rights at the Global College, University of Winnipeg
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In response to the growing academic, political and global interest in the role of sponsors in refugee resettlement, Shauna Labman, along with Geoffrey Cameron, edited the newly released manuscript Strangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context (MQUP 2020) the first dedicated study of refugee sponsorship policy. In this presentation, Labman will connect her earlier work on refugee resettlement to her concluding chapter in Strangers to Neighbours where she explores the intersecting axes of concern and points of tension in the private sponsorship program.
Dr. Shauna Labman writes and speaks extensively on refugee law, resettlement and private refugee sponsorship. She is a lawyer and Associate Professor of Human Rights at the Global College, University of Winnipeg. She is the author of Crossing Law’s Border: Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program (UBC Press, 2019) and co-editor of Strangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context (MQUP 2020).