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Migrants and Refugees: A New Model Treaty for International Mobility

October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Annual Tanner-McMurrin Lecture with Professor Michael Doyle, sponsored by Westminster College and S.J. Quinney College of Law

6:30 Reception, 7:00 Lecture, 8:30-9:00 Book Signing, S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
While people are as mobile as they ever were in our globalized world, the movement of people across borders lacks global regulation. International mobility has no common definition or legal framework. To address this key gap in international law, Professor Doyle’s “Model International Mobility Convention” proposes a framework for mobility that establishes both the minimum rights afforded to all people who cross state borders as visitors and the special rights afforded to tourists, students, missionaries, diplomats, business people, labor and economic migrants, family members, forced migrants and refugees as a consequence of their status. The goal of the Convention is to reaffirm the existing rights afforded to mobile people (and the corresponding rights and responsibilities of states) as well as to expand those basic rights (where warranted) in order to address growing gaps in protection and responsibility that are leaving people vulnerable.

1 hour CLE.

This event will be streamed and recorded on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube Channel »

Michael Doyle, Columbia University United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, 2001-2003

Michael W. Doyle is the Director of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative and University Professor at Columbia University in the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Law School and the Department of Political Science. Previously he has taught at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University and Yale Law School. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Professor Doyle’s current research focuses on international law, international security and international relations. His major publications include Ways of War and Peace (W.W. Norton); Empires (Cornell University Press); Making War and Building Peace (Princeton University Press); Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict (Princeton University Press); and The Question of Intervention: J.S. Mill and the Responsibility to Protect (Yale University Press, 2015).

In 2001-2003, Professor Doyle served as the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning and Special Adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan where his responsibilities included strategic planning (the “Millennium Development Goals”), outreach to the international corporate sector (the “Global Compact”) and relations with Washington. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Peace Keeping Ordninance (UN). From 2006 to 2013 he served as the chair of the UN Democracy Fund. He currently chairs the International Peace Institute.

In 2001, Professor Doyle was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2012, he was inducted into the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York.

Michael Doyle is married to Amy Gutmann, President of Penn, and they have one daughter, Abigail Doyle, who teaches at Princeton.


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October 26, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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