Global migration will be focus of York U’s Glendon Global Debates


TORONTO, January 17, 2018 – York University is hosting Global Migration as part of its Glendon Global Debates series tomorrow at the Centre of Excellence, Glendon Campus.

Experts will discuss how the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East has shaped political discourse around the world – particularly in North America and Europe.

The panel will also discuss how G20 countries have benefitted from the global migration and refugee crisis, in terms of economics and labour markets, yet immigration and refugee issues dominate public discourse.

The public debate, organized by the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, will include several topics:

  • Political, economic, social and cultural impact of global migration in the West and around the globe;
  • The Middle East crisis and its impact on immigration and the refugee crisis in the West;
  • The impact of global migration and the refugee crisis in Canada, and
  • Possible solutions to migration and refugee issues

WHAT: Global Migration, a public discussion organized by the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs as part of the Glendon Global Debates series



  • Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Member of Parliament for Whitby and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development
  • Professor Idil Atak, Graduate Program Director in the Department of Criminology, Ryerson University.
  • Martin Mark, Director, Office for Refugees, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto
  • Professor Anna Purkey, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, Jerome’s University
  • Pamela DivinskyExecutive Director, The Mosaic Institute

: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:45pm to 9pm

WHERE: Room A100, Centre of Excellence - Glendon Campus, 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

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York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

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Gloria Suhasini, York University Media Relations, 416-736-2100 ext. 22094,