In his address to the IIEA, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, shares his personal perspective on the dynamics of forced displacement and the global response to refugees. He discusses the implications of the new Global Compact on Refugees and look ahead to the first ever Global Refugee Forum, to be held in Geneva in December.
As the newly elected European Parliament prepares to take office on 2 July 2019, Professor Hübner outlines the contribution of the European Parliament to the EU’s new Strategic Agenda for 2019 to 2024. Recently re-elected to the Parliament, Professor Hübner offers a wide ranging outlook on the issues that she considers will come to the fore during the European Parliament’s ninth parliamentary term.
About the Speaker
Professor Hübner MEP, has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. She holds a number of influential roles in the Parliament, including Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) and member of the Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group. She is also a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Prior to this, from 2004 to 2009, Professor Hübner served as Commissioner for Regional Policy, making her Poland’s first ever European Commissioner. Professor Hübner began her political career in the Polish Government, where she held a number of positions including Minister for European Affairs. Professor Hübner obtained a PhD from the Warsaw School of Economics.