Distinguished Alumni Award Lecture: Bina D’Costa

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Location: Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Bina D’Costa, M.A. ‘97

Professor, Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University

Bina D’Costa is the recipient of the 2020 Kroc Institute Distinguished Alumni Award. She is a Professor in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia‐Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. She is also the school’s Deputy Director of Education.

At the height of Europe’s refugee emergency, she moved to the UNICEF Office of Research‐Innocenti as its senior migration and displacement research specialist (2016‐2018). She has undertaken research projects on environmental displacement and complex emergencies in Southwest Bangladesh and helped develop children on the move and global protection systems in the European Union, East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and South Asia; and the Rohingya emergency response on the Bangladesh‐Burma/Myanmar border. Her new research project focuses on global protection systems in emergencies and South‐South cooperation.

Bina is the author of seven books, including Children and the Politics of Violence