Robson Hall’s Migration Law Research Cluster presents Mike Molloy speaking on:
“Learning from the past to improve Canada’s refugee resettlement programs”
Mike Molloy has 40 years’ experience in international and refugee affairs. He was Ambassador to Jordan (1996-2000) and Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (2000-03). As Director Refugee Policy, 1976 -1978, he led design of the refugee provisions of the 1976 Immigration Act including the Convention Refugee and Designated Classes, the private refugee sponsorship program and the WUSC refugee student program. He coordinated the 1979-80 Indochinese refugee program that brought 60,000 refugees to Canada and was directly involved in the Czechoslovakian (1968) and Uganda Asian (1972) refugee movements. He was Counsellor for Humanitarian Affairs at the Canadian Mission in Geneva 1981-84, and managed immigration and refugee operations in Jordan, Syria, East Africa and Ontario. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and President of the Canadian Immigration Historical Society. Recent publications include “Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugee Movement 1975-80” and three volumes on the Jerusalem Old City Initiative.
Molloy will present on material arising from his new book titled, “Running on Empty Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980” co-authored with Peter Duschinsky, Kurt F. Jensen and Robert Shalka.