Zaatari Refugee Camp
Harris Public Policy students visited Zaatari refugee camp as part of the 2018 Pearson International Conflict Seminar to Jordan, where they met with Syrian refugees leading NGO programming within the camp.
Ramin Kohanteb/The Pearson Institute
Research and Policy
Envoy of the Chair
Platform on Disaster Displacement
Walter Kaelin is professor emeritus for international and (Swiss) constitutional law, University of Bern/Switzerland. He is the present envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement and the former Envoy of the Chairmanship of the Nansen Initiative on disaster-induced cross-border displacement (2012-2015). Previously, he served as Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (2004-2010), as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (2003-2008 / 2012-2014) and as Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Commission on the situation of human rights in Iraqi occupied Kuwait (1991/92). From 2011-2015, he acted as director of the Swiss Centre of Excellence in Human Rights.
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.