Appearances & Commentary 

"A Club for Resettling Refugees with Craig Damian Smith," Open Canada Podcast, 11 Nov 2022.

"Canada's Refugee Road: A lifeline for some, a political headache for others," The Guardian, 25 May 2022.

"As the West Opens its Doors to Ukraine, Millions more Refugees Suffer around the World," Global News, 30 March 2022.

"Migration policies under scrutiny after family found frozen to death near U.S. border," CBC Radio The Current, 27 Jan 2022. 

"Why Migrants Risk Everything to Cross Borders in Unsafe Conditions," Global News, 24 Jan 2022.

"Government Policies at Play in Manitoba Border Deaths," Global News Winnipeg, 22 Jan 2022.

"How Five Friends can Change a Refugee's Life," People Fixing the World, BBC World Service, 13 July 2021.

"Coronavirus: Closing Canada's border to refugee violates international law, experts say," Global News, 20 March 2020.

"Tensions Flare at Greece-Turkey Border, European Officials tell Refugees: 'Europe is Closed'," CBC News Network, 6 March, 2020.

"US Too Focued on 'Freezing Out Asylum Seekers' to Fix Deal with Canada: Researcher," CBC Radio The Current, 5 November, 2019. 

"Hostile US Refugee Policies Stoking Irregular Migration to Canada, study says," Toronto Star, 25 Oct. 2019. 

"Craig Damian Smith explains parties positions on immigration & refugees," CBC News Network. 11 Oct, 2019.  

"Experts say Scheer's planned to close border 'doomed to failure," Global News. 9 Oct, 2019. 

"Experts surprised immigration didn’t play more prominent role in federal leaders’ debate," Global News, 7 Oct, 2019. 

"Canada Urged to 'Step Up and Help' More Central American Refugees," Toronto Star, 20 Aug, 2019. 

"Colombian-Canadians Rally for Peace amid Rising Violence Back Home," Toronto Star 22 July, 2019. 

“A Political Grid Humming with Hatred: Who Taps its Energy?,” The Tyee. 29 April, 2019.


“Canada, US Move to Redraft Border Treaty to Cut Flow of Asylum Seekers,” The Globe and Mail. 1 April, 2019.


“Conservatives Filibuster House Immigration Committee Meeting; Call for Study on Yazidi Refugee Resettlement,” The Hill Times. 4 March, 2019.


“Asylum Seekers Can’t Count on Same Response as Saudi Teen: Immigration Experts,” CTV News. 14 Jan, 2019.


“Baloney Meter: Does the UN Migration Compact ‘Attempt to Influence’ Media?” National Post. 13 Dec, 2018.


 “UN Global Compact on Migration: Historic, Non-Binding Agreement Adopted by Over 150 Countries,” CTV Power Play. 10 Dec, 2019.


“UN Migration Pact is Not Legally Binding for Canada – Here’s What it Will Do,” Global News. 9 Dec, 2018..


“Canadian Academic Call out Tories for Spreading Misinformation on Migration Compact,” The Globe and Mail. 7 Dec, 2018.


“400 per Day? Advocates Question Reliability of Summer Border-Crossing Predictions after Figures Fall Short,” The Hill Times. 22 Aug, 2018.


“A ‘Safe Country’ Dilemma for Canada,” 25 July, 2018.


“Aquarius Ordeal Highlights Hardening Views on Migrants in Europe,” NBC News. 17 June, 2018.


“Seeking Asylum in Ontario,” panel discussion on irregular migration to Canada on TVO’s The Agenda, Canada’s premiere public affairs programme, 13 June, 2018.


“Mediterranean Migrants Shifting Focus to Spain,” CTV Your Morning. 6 Feb, 2018.


“Settlement Agencies Unprepared for Volunteer Surge Amid Refugee Crisis: Report,” The Globe and Mail. 4 Sep, 2017.


“Aylan Kurdi Death: 2 Years Later, Mediterranean is Still Deadly,” NBC News. 2 Sep, 2017.


“Refuge” episode of CBC Radio’s premiere intellectual program Ideas focused on my collaborative research with my colleague, Prof. Kiran Banerjee. It was the most listened-to broadcast in 2015, and rebroadcast February 2017.


“Together Project Plays Matchmaker for Government-Assisted Refugees,” Toronto Star. 23 Nov, 2016.

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Public Lectures

"The Balance of (Migration) Power in North America: Critical Reflection on the Eve of the US Election," CERC in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University. 29 October, 2020. 

"On the Move in North America: Asylum Seekers in Canada, the US, and Mexico," Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, 26 November, 2019. 

"Criminalizing Compassion: Controlling Mobility by Punishing Humanitarian Aid to Migrants," The Borderless

 Citizen Project, Harbourfront Centre, 19 November, 2019. 

"Hysterical Borders: Barriers, Incarceration, and Migration Deterrence Policies," Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 18 April, 2019.


"America First, Canada Last: The Effects of Trump Administration Policy Changes on Irregular Migration to Canada," Ryerson University, 1 April, 2019.

“’Caravans’, Displacement in Central America, and the Future of the Safe Third Country Agreement: How Canada Can Cope with US Policy Change,” Pathways to Prosperity Conference Plenary Panel, Montreal, 22 Nov 2018.


“The Tragedy of Europe: How Integration and Open Borders Cause Migration Crises,” Centre for Refugee Studies Seminar Series, York University, 16 Oct, 2018.


“Harnessing the Constructive Power of Disruption,” 6 Degrees Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, 22 September 2017


“The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Problems of Spillovers and Institutional Carrying Capacity” presented at the University of Toronto by invitation of UNICEF Canada, 27 Jan 2015


“International Migration and the State System: Mobility and Controls in the Contemporary Mediterranean Region” presented as a Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Migration & Refugee Studies, American University of Cairo 22 Nov, 2013


“The Stranger Who Sojourns Among You: Understanding the Contemporary Sinai Migration Route” presented by invitation at Conservative Yeshiva, Jerusalem, Israel 15 July, 2012


“The Political Geography of Climate Migration in North Africa” presented at Roots & Legacies: Confronting Politics in the Post-Colony, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 28 Jan 2012