Brett Moore, Chief of Shelter and Settlements Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Julian Burnside AO QC, explore the complex task of housing refugees after conflict.
Join students and staff from RMIT's Master of Disaster, Design and Development for a public lecture that investigates the key challenges in training the next generation of ethical and skilled professionals to work in the humanitarian sector.
Brett Moore is currently the chief of the Shelter and Settlements section of the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), based in Geneva. Last year he was recipient of the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University, awarded to global leaders in their respective fields on a range of critical global issues around urbanism, housing and equity. Prior to that he held several key positions at World Vision dealing with emergency deployment of shelter and infrastructure as well as ongoing policy work to strengthen the organisation's capabilities.
Julian Burnside AO QC
Julian Burnside AO QC is a well-known barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He practises principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law. In recent years Julian has become one of Australia's leading advocates in relation to Australia's treatment of asylum seekers and the protection of human rights and is also an accomplished author. In 2009 Julian was awarded an Order of the Order of Australia (AO) for his work as a human rights advocate, and for his services to the arts and the law.
Start studying in 2017. Applications for the online Master of Disaster, Design and Development open May 1 2017.
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