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Theme: Fragile States

The world is seeing the largest mass movement of people since World War II. Refugees and migrants are fleeing their homelands in their thousands, desperately seeking political and economic sanctuary. What are the causes of such despair? Our Focus Day brings together humanitarian leaders, journalists, educators, security specialists and refugees telling their stories. 

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Building a Secure World for the Future

The refugee crisis and the mass movement of people have highlighted the issues of people smuggling, radicalisation and terrorist action. What kind of international policies are required to deliver global security?

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Creating a Tolerant Society

Hear from a range of experts including refugees, policy-makers and human rights activists on the experience of refugees and how to create a tolerant society in which differences are respected.

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Migration, Migrants and the Media

How are editorial decisions by the media influencing both our response to the refugee crisis and the treatment of refugees when they reach new lands?

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Refugees and Migrants: An Escalating Crisis

Our Festival Focus Day begins by examining questions around why so many people are fleeing their homes and the effectiveness of the international response.

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