April 7th 4:30 PM
Bryant Hall 209
Sarah Miller (American University)
“The Political and Humanitarian Consequences of Syrian Displacement“
Dr. Miller will be discussing the recent crisis of Syrian displacement. She will examine the ways in which Syrian refugees have affected neighboring states like Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and why they have responded in such different ways. She will also consider the ways in which western entities have reacted to Syrian displacement, including the European Union and the United States. The lecture will think critically about the broader humanitarian response and the global refugee regime as it stands, ultimately considering whether the Syrian refugee crisis points to a need for new ways of thinking about displacement.