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Critical Reflections on Refugee Resettlement

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Leung Conference Room, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

Lunch will be provided. Please register here.

Less than 1% of the world's more than 26 million UN-recognized refugees are invited to resettled in countries where they'll have legal status upon arrival and a pathway to citizenship. Refugee resettlement is often framed as a permanent "solution" to displacement--sometimes referred to as "winning the lottery." Yet, for many refugees, resettlement is another form of dislocation. What challenges do refugees face upon arrival to the United States? How do their experiences compare to refugees in other parts of the world? How do existing structures of inequality shape the experiences of newcomers? Join us May 10th, 12:00-1:30pm, for a panel discussion with four sociologists: Rawan Arar, Molly Fee, Heba Gowayed, and Blair Sackett.