Presented by Mr Filippo Grandi
The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness and the Melbourne School of Government were honoured to host Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for this special event at Melbourne Law School. The event was chaired by Professor Michelle Foster, Director of Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, and moderated by Erika Feller, Chair of Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness Advisory Board and Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne School of Government.
Mr Grandi became the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on 1 January 2016. As High Commissioner, he heads one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations. UNHCR has twice won the Nobel Peace Prize and its 18,000-strong workforce spans 135 countries providing protection and assistance to over 103 million refugees, returnees, internally displaced people as well as stateless people.