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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


The UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, adopted amongst controversy in 2018, is an exceptional historic achievement. What are the aspirations of the Compact, how was agreement achieved and where are we now? In conversation with Mr Jonathan Prentice, Head of Secretariat of the United Nations Network on Migration, is Dr Tugba Basaran, Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, to explore agreement and controversy, implementation and review of the Compact.



This event is being introduced by Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge



Jonathan Prentice

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Jonathan Prentice has worked for the United Nations since 1994, including postings in Baghdad, Dili, Geneva, Jakarta, New York, and Phnom Penh.  In 2010-2016, he worked for International Crisis Group as director of policy and overseeing the London office. In 2017-2018, he was chief of office for the Secretary-General’s special representative for international migration.  Since January 2019, he has been responsible for setting up and heading the secretariat for the new United Nations Network on Migration. 

Dr Tugba Basaran

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Tugba Basaran is Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement at the University of Cambridge. Her transdisciplinary research focuses on global practices of governance, borders and circulations. With a PhD in International Studies from the University of Cambridge, she held visiting positions at Harvard Law, Princeton, Sciences-Po and the Institute for Advanced Studies, and tenure as assistant professor at the University of Kent. Prior to her academic career, she held senior managerial positions in Haiti, the Philippines and Kosovo. She has widely researched and worked in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. 


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