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A World of Displaced People

January 5, 2016 @ 12:00 am - January 12, 2016 @ 11:59 am


A World of Displaced People

In this two-part series we will learn about how the worldwide refugee crisis will affect politics, economics, and our lives.

January 5The Global Refugee Crisis: Responding to Forced Migration in Europe and the United States.
Dr. Idean Salehyan, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas in Dallas, will talk about civil wars and migration issues around the world. As the son of émigrés who left Iran when the Shah’s government fell, he understands the problems close up. His book Rebels Without Borders: Transnational Insurgencies in World Politics was published by Cornell University Press in 2009. Dr. Salehyan has a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

January 12Welcoming the Stranger: U.S. Asylum, Refugee Law and Policy.
Elissa Steglich, J.D., is a clinical professor at the University of Texas School of Law and Policy, where she teaches immigration law and practice to students through hands-on learning. Professor Steglich previously served as legal services director for the American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program, where she represented unaccompanied children, victims of human trafficking and low-income immigrants facing deportation. She graduated from Haverford College and the University of Texas School of Law.


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January 5, 2016 @ 12:00 am
January 12, 2016 @ 11:59 am
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