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Tilburg researchers participate in Expert Meeting on Statelessness in New York

On June 7 & 8, 2017 global academic experts working in the field of statelessness as well as other relevant fields met in New York. One collectively explore how academia has engaged with statelessness in the past, and how a more sustained, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral engagement with the topic may be pursued going forward.


Tilburg University Professors Ernst Hirsch Ballin and Morag Goodwin were among the participants, sharing their own work on citizenship and on research methods to explore 'inclusion'. The meeting was convened by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion in collaboration with NYU and Open Society Justice Initiative.

It formed part of a five-day dedicated program on statelessness for academics which also included masterclasses, a conversation with practitioners and a discussion about the state of teaching on statelessness within universities.

Tilburg University PhD students

Two Tilburg Law School PhD students, Caia Vlieks and Sangita Jaghai, participated in the full week program, which provided a rare opportunity for them to engage with other scholars whose doctorate or post-doctorate research focuses on statelessness.


The timing of these New York meetings was significant, as in the same week, Melbourne Law School announced plans to establish the Peter McCullin Centre on Statelessness, the world's only academic centre dedicated to the study of statelessness, demonstrating the continuing growth in interest in this issue around the globe