September 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Faculty Panel: Syrian Refugees and the Question of Responsibility, Sept. 16

Map of Overland Refugee Flow to Germany

Map showing overland states crossed by Syrian refugees attempting to reach Germany. Image courtesy of Dictaphone Group.

An inter-disciplinary panel of five Ohio University faculty members share their thoughts and insights on the current context and conditions of Syrian refugees and the regional and international responses thus far. The panel is Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at 6 p.m. in Grover Center W125.

In recent weeks, U.S. and international media attention has centered on the fate of Syrian refugees literally dying to get to European and other destinations as they seek to escape the horrors of war in Syria. Here in the United States, a number of politicians and analysts have taken on very clear positions either for or against admitting Syrian refugees into the country. This event draws on the expertise of an inter-disciplinary panel of Ohio University faculty to draw attention to the causes of Syrian refugee flows, the general patterns of their forced migrations, their hosting conditions in neighboring states, their attempts to reach Europe and and the Americas, and various institutional and legal frameworks that shape these dynamics.


Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 16
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Place: Grover Center, Room W125


Departments of History, Political Science, Sociology & Anthropology, Classics & World Religions, the Contemporary History Institute, the Center for Law, Justice, and Culture, the Center for International Studies, the Islamic Studies Program, the Making and Breaking the Law theme, and the War and Peace theme.

The event is free and open to the public.

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