Perspectives on Contemporary Refugee Issues II – The Politics of Sanctuary and Resettlement

Type: Virtual Panel
Theme: Ethnonationalism and Exclusion Around the World
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Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 39
Organizers: Pablo Bose, Sameera Ibrahim
Chairs: Pablo Bose


While our first panel focuses on forced migration and displacement, in our second panel discussion focuses on the situations faced by refugees and asylum seekers in a range of host sites, both temporary and permanent. How have the politics of migration and immigration affected the displaced, whether while displaced within their countries of origin, in a neighboring country, or within a third country resettlement site? How have the shifting discourses and practices of asylum changed our very understandings of sanctuary, protection and human rights? How do we contextualize anti-refugee and anti-immigrant sentiments within the growing power of xenophobic, right wing and white nationalist movements across the Global North? In this panel, we bring together a number of experts on refugees, asylum seekers and forced migration in general to talk about the challenges, contexts and issues that they see confronting displaced communities and individuals in the current moment. They will speak also about the ways that they as teachers and scholars navigate these challenges and the dynamics of research in this time.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Panelist Lauren Fritzsche University of Arizona - Geography & Development 15 9:35 AM
Panelist Nancy Hiemstra Stony Brook University 15 9:50 AM
Panelist Patricia Ehrkamp University of Kentucky 15 10:05 AM
Panelist Emily Skop The University Of Colorado At Colorado Springs 15 10:20 AM
Panelist Caroline Nagel University of South Carolina 15 10:35 AM

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