“What is a Refugee Crisis?”: Session 1

“What is a Refugee Crisis?” March 11, 2016
Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University

This year, events in the Middle East, Africa and Europe have led to popular movements that have been described as the largest refugee crisis since WWII. This demands a response, and how this crisis is defined, mediated, and understood is central to the responses (global and local, personal and political, affective and activist) that can be generated. This day-long symposium, along with an accompanying visual archive, considers the question of “what is a refugee crisis?” focused on media combined with political theory.

Thomas Keenan, Bard College “Humanitarian, Relief”
Sarah Tobin, Middle East Studies, Brown University “Vulnerabilities”
Itamar Mann, Georgetown Law Center “Survival, Freedom”
Nicola Perugini, Italian Studies/Middle East Studies, Brown University “Lip Sewing”

Chair: Bonnig Honig, Political Science/modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Post time: Oct-21-2017
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