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CILC presents Ulrich Becker and Professor Letlhokwa Mpedi

Thursday, March 16

King Hall, room 1301
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

"Refugees in Europe and South Africa: The Failure & the Prospects of Asylum Systems"

ULRICH BECKER - Director, Foreign and International Social Law, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
LETLHOKWA MPEDI - Dean, Faculty of Law, Social Security and Labour Law, University of Johannesburg

Immigration surges throughout the world have affected regional and state approaches to refugees. In this talk, Professors Becker and Mpedi, experts in comparative social and immigration law, will compare asylum regimes in Europe and in Africa. They will
explore how states such as Germany and South Africa have responded to recent forms of crisis immigration in those countries. Join us for a lively discussion with international legal scholars as they reflect on the challenges and opportunities of migration.

Ulrich Becker is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, Germany, and a scientific member of the Max Planck Society as well as Honorary Professor at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, faculty of law, Germany. He has authored and edited many books and numerous articles in domestic and international journals and is a member of various executive and advisory boards pertaining to international organizations for social security and social law. Letlhokwa George Mpedi is Executive Dean and Professor of Law at University of Johannesburg. Prior, he served as Head of Department of Practical Business Law, Vice- Dean and Director at CICLASS at the Faculty of Law of the University of Johannesburg, Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law in, and was employed as a Deputy Director at Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law. He has delivered papers at numerous national and international conferences, and regularly publishes on labour law and social security.

Lunch will be provided.

Part of the conference "Integration of Crisis Migrants: A Global Perspective"

Co-sponsored by the UC Davis School of Law and UC Davis Global Affairs

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