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World Refugee Day

A special podcast from Sheffield's City of Sanctuary, marking Refugee Week.

20 June 2008

Throughout Refugee Week 2008 openDemocracy has hosted the voices of refugees and asylum seekers, campaigners, activists and authors in a discussion of the issues that matter in debating asylum, or sanctuary in the UK.

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Today on World Refugee Day, you can listen to a special podcast from the City of Sanctuary movement in Sheffield. In the midst of an increasingly polarised debate, City of Sanctuary is leading the way in forging a culture of integration and inclusion for all. openDemocracy's Grace Davies went to Sheffield to meet some of those who have sought refuge in the former steel city, along with campaigners and activists in the field.

Find out more about City of Sanctuary.

Should we allow artificial intelligence to manage migration?

How is artificial intelligence being used in governing migration? What are the risks and opportunities that the emerging technology raises for both the state and the individual crossing a country’s borders?

Ryerson University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion on 15 April at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

Hear from:

Ana Beduschi Associate professor of law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans Cameron Assistant professor, faculty of law, Ryerson University

Patrick McEvenue Senior director, Strategic Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Chair: Lucia Nalbandian Researcher, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

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