Women as Drivers of Solutions in Displacement


Redpath Hall 3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates), Montreal, QC, H3A 2K6, CA
Free, but RSVP required

Moderated by Sally Armstrong, this conversation between High Commissioner Filippo Grandi and poet-activist Ketty Nivyabandi will explore the leadership of women in finding solutions to displacement. The hour-long conversation will be followed by a reception.


  • Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. HC Grandi has been engaged in refugee and humanitarian work for more than 30 years.
  • Ketty Nivyabandi, Burundian poet, writer and activist. Her leadership in mobilizing women in protest against the Burundi government led to her fleeing from persecution to Canada. She currently lives in Ontario.
  • Sally Armstrong, award-winning author, journalist and human rights activist. Ms. Armstrong covers conflict zones to shed light on the lives of women and girls.

Admission is free, but registration is required on Eventbrite. For more information, please contact oppenheimer [at] mcgill.ca.

This event is brought to you by the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill and the Oppenheimer Chair for Public International Law.