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3:00pm
  Perspectives on the Global Refugee Crisis: A Panel Discussion  
(Special Event)

Please join us for a multidisciplinary panel discussion about the current global refugee crisis and the various discourses surrounding it. Following a brief presentation by each panelist, we will open up the floor for a question/answer session with our panelists. Panelists include: Mac McEachin, National Security Policy Associate for the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), NYC; Julie Kornfeld, Skadden Fellow and attorney for IRAP; Kee Jeong Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development at VT, has conducted the Syrian Family and Youth Development Project in Jordan; Deirdre Hand, ESL Instructor, works with resettled refuges in Roanoke and DC, spent last summer at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya; Seida Sohrabi, Kurdish-Finnish Political Science Student at VT, spent her childhood in a refugee camp in Iraq. This panel is sponsored by the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, The Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Middle East Working Group, Women's and Gender Studies, and the Departments of History, Human Development, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Religion and Culture, and Sociology.


Location: Goodwin 135
Sponsor: Middle East Working Group at Virginia Tech
Contact: Carmen Gitre
E-Mail: cgitre@vt.edu
   
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