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Newsletter | October 2020

Welcome to the Peter McMullin Centre's newsletter for October 2020. We are pleased to once again share with you our current activities, publications, engagements and opportunities as well as recent statelessness news from around the world.

In recent weeks we have hosted two successful online events, attracting hundreds of participants from all over the world. Thank you to our fantastic presenters and to all who joined the webinars. Further information, including links to the online recordings of these events, can be found in the content below. Our next webinar, presented by A/Prof Rennie Lee of Florida International University, takes place on 16th October, details below.

We have been overwhelmed with interest in our online Statelessness Intensive Course to be held in February 2021. As we prepare for the course, we are becoming more and more excited about the possibilities and potential of the online format. We are particularly pleased to have received applications from an extremely broad and varied cohort in terms of geography and experience.
Upcoming Webinar -
Understanding Immigrants’ Diverse Employment Trajectories: The Role of Immigration Policy and Gender
On 16 October, Rennie Lee, Assistant Professor in Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University, will present this webinar as part of the Migration, Refugees and Statelessness Seminar Series, co-hosted by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. Focusing on empirical results from the United States and Australia, Dr Lee will show the enduring effects of immigration policy, specifically visa categories, on immigrants’ labor market participation and employment behavior and how these effects differ for immigrant men and women. Further information and registration.
The Critical Statelessness Studies Blog
In the latest contributions to the Critical Statelessness Studies Blog, 
Anubhav Dutt Tiwari argued for a critical interrogation of the violence of legal and bureaucratic processes that underlie mass statelessness and precede the ultimate loss of citizenship. Haqqi Bahram critiqued the engagement with, and inclusion of, stateless activists in both academia and international advocacy. Read the pieces and learn more about making a contribution to the CSS Blog.

The impact of COVID-19 on stateless persons and refugees in Australia
On 26 August, Centre Research Fellow Katie Robertson hosted a panel event titled The impact of COVID-19 on stateless persons and refugees in Australia. The event was a great success with 130 attendees from all over the world. A recording is available on our Resource Hub. View recording

Resource Hub
If you have visited the Centre's website over the last few weeks, you will have noticed that we have added a new section called
'Resource Hub'. The hub houses a growing collection of factsheets; webinar recordings; podcasts and other materials produced, or contributed to, by the Centre. Learn more

Statelessness & Citizenship Review

The submission deadline for Volume 3 Issue 1 of the Statelessness and Citizenship Review is 31 January 2021. Visit the website for more information.

Migration, Refugees & Statelessness Seminar Series: Priya Pillai
On 18 September, international lawyer Priya Pillai presented a webinar titled Accountability for the Rohingya: The relevance and implications of international law. Hosted in partnership with the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, the webinar attracted viewers from various parts of the world. We are pleased to be able to offer a recording of Priya's fantastic presentation on our new Resource Hub. View the recording.