While being high on the political agenda and mass media, migration is more divisive than ever and fueled by enduring misperceptions. In such a polarised context, disinformation and hate speech have become a major challenge for democracies. Professor Vincent Chetail will discuss how research and evidence-based data can dispel the myths surrounding migration and pave the way for a rational and inclusive narrative.
Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law and Director of the Global Migration Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute. He is also the President of the Directory Board of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Senior Research Associate at the University of London and an Expert Member of the Odysseus Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe. Professor Chetail has extensively published on many aspects of migration, and he regularly serves as a consultant and advisor to governments, NGOs and international organisations.
Moderation by Monique Beerli, Executive Director and Research Affiliate, Global Governance Centre.