The word ‘refugee’ – its meanings and connotations – have been heavily debated and often feared by political leaders and the public, especially in the face of rapidly changing global economic, societal, and political conditions. This lecture discusses differences between refugees and migrants, and explores why refugees have been optimistically embraced in some societies while rejected and discriminated against in others. Examples of mass displacement related to mass atrocities and genocides, and the aftermath of Europe’s latest refugee and migrant crisis are discussed to shed light on the dangers of the single stories pertaining the plight of refugees in the United States and globally.
Presented by Antonella Regueiro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Impact Faculty Fellow, Faculty Innovation and Social Impact Lead, College of Arts and Sciences, Lynn University and Timea Varga, Instructor, Dialogues, Faculty Innovation and Social Impact Lead, College of Arts and Sciences, Lynn University.
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