On November 3, 2022, the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Symposium where four experts spoke on the timely theme Migration and Health. The event included fascinating talks, Q&As, and a panel discussion.
This year, we invited four experts on Migration and Health from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Our speakers are some of the leading thinkers on the forefront of migration and health research. Our speaker lineup includes Prof. Melissa Siegel, Professor of Migration Studies at UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University and co-director of the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Prof. Tamar de Waal, Assistant Professor of legal theory at the Amsterdam Law School of the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Amsterdam Honours College of Law, Dr. Peter Ventevogel, Senior Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC), and Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar, Dean of the University College of London Faculty of Population Health Sciences and Professor of infectious disease epidemiology. The Symposium will be moderated by the world-renowned physician and first director of the Center for Infectious Disease Control in the Netherlands, Dr. Roel Coutinho.
We began the event by hearing from each of our speakers followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Roel Coutinho. It was an interactive session where the audience was free to ask questions to our experts. The Symposium concluded with a nice networking session with our speakers and other global health experts.