This page provides links to articles, blogs, summaries of presentations and lectures, films, and commentaries by Berkeley faculty, students, and staff about the refugee crisis. Links are in reverse chronological order.
- September 6, 2017, Brandie Nonnecke, Risks of Recognition.
- August 16, 2017, Kim Girard, On the ground in Greece, MBA students test tech to help refugees.
- May 9, 2017, Anne Brice, For Sayah Bogor, an arduous road from refugee to health researcher. The interview on Soundcloud.
- April 3, 2017, Tiffany Chung, Remapping History: The Unwanted Population: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium.
- March 6, 2017, Malek Rasamny, The Native and the Refugee. Also see the project's website.
- March 1, Ozlem Ezer, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Director's Cuts: Challenges and Delights of Oral History Narratives with Syrian Refugee Women.
- February 27, 2017, Ahmad Diab, Near Eastern Studies, Syrian Silos and Global Echo Chambers.
- February 23, 2017, Ahmad Diab, Near Eastern Studies, Nathalie Khankan, Near Eastern Studies, and Omar Offendum, a Syrian Hip-Hop Artist, To Aleppo Gone.
- February 15, 2017, Sofia Shwayri, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Syria, Spaces of War.
- February 6, 2017, Public Affairs, From Herat to Haas, Afghan student builds a new life.
- February 3, 2017, Stephen Menendian, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Refugee and Immigration Executive Order is Unconstitutional and Antithetical to a Fair and Inclusive Society.
- February 1, 2017, Sean Vernon, Berkeley Political Review, Trump on Immigration - A Preview of the New Administration.
- January 30, 2017, Keith Welch, Public Policy, Trump's Muslim Ban Exacerbates Refugee Crisis, Puts Americans at Risk.
- January 30, 2017, Beverly Crawford, Political Science and International and Area Studies, Refugees are heroes: The ban hurts us all.
- January 26, 2017, Andrea Lampros, Law, Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Greece's Refugee Camps.
- December 15, 2016, Hugh Byrne, Greater Good Science Center, Syrian Refugee Aid Workers Are Training in Mindfulness.
- November 29, 2016, Nadia Barhoum, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, The Global Heart of Darkness.
- November 6, 2016, Nicolas Friedlich, Berkeley Political Review, Battling the Burden: Reframing Our National Conversation About Refugee Economics.
- November 2, 2016, Lauren Smiley, How a Small Troop of Techies Led the US Syrian Refugee Surge (featuring Jason Wu, EECS B.S. 2008).
- October 26, 2016, Jacob Roesch, Public Policy, Getting Left Behind: Burmese Migrants in Thailand (a film).
- October 19, 2017, Public Affairs, Campus hosts Canada's ambassador to the U.S.
- September 2016, Kevin Welch, Public Policy/Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, US Refugee Resettlement Under Attack.
- September 26, 2016, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, The 2016 Inclusiveness Index: Measuring Inclusion and Marginality.
- Summer 2016, Wendy Miller, California Magazine, a publication of the Cal Alumni Association, Guilt Trip: How to Justify a Bargain Vacation in Beleaguered Greece.
- August 26, 2016, Hanna Miller, Lacy Jane Roberts, and Luisa Conlon, Syrian refugees find mental and physical rehabilitation in Jordan (on the PBS Newshour).
- July 29, 2016, Lacy Jane Roberts, Journalism, California Mental Health Experts Bring PTSD Training to Jordan.
- June 20, 2016, Elsa Augustine, Public Policy, Though the World Leader in Refugee Resettlement, the US still Falls Short.
- June 18, 2016, Suleman Khan, Berkeley Political Review, Europe: At the Crossroads of Crisis, the second in a three-part series aiming to demystify the Syrian refugee crisis.
- Summer 2016, Nahreen Aref, a 2016 graduate of Berkeley, Some Things Learned from My New Friends, a blog of her experiences volunteering in refugee camps in northern Greece.
- April 21, 2016, Kareem Raad, Center for Global Public Health, and Ashish Premkumar, UCSF, Rethinking the social history in the era of biolegitimacy: global health and medical education in the care of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon.
- April 15, 2016, German and the Multicultural Germany Project, How to Identify a Refugee? A Roundtable.
- Marco Jacquemet, Communication and Culture, USF, What's in a Name? Asylum Hearings in the Age of Suspicion.
- Abigail Stepnitz, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, The Drowned and the Deported: Rearticulating Refugees, Law and Humanity in Contemporary Europe.
- Charlton Payne, German, On the Perception and Memory of Refugees in Contemporary German Literature.
- March 20, 2016, Suleman Khan, Berkeley Political Review, The Government That Cried Wolf: Refugees and National Security, the first of three-part series aiming to demystify the Syrian refugee crisis.
- March 16, 2016, Camille Crittenden, CITRIS, Humanitarian Innovation: Surprising news, cautionary tales, promising directions.
- March 12, 2016, Bruce Newsome, International Relations, The European Union is NOT good for security.
- March 8, 2016, Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller, and Lacy Jane Roberts, Journalism, What It's Like to Leave Iraq for a Life in America (a short film).
- February 17, 2016, Cihan Tugal, Sociology. Syrian refugees in Turkey are pawns in a geopolitical game. [Originally published in The Guardian.]
- February 12, 2016, Andrew Cohen, Law. Students Detail Dire Conditions for Syrian Refugees after Week in Lebanon.
- February 11, 2016, Beverly Crawford, Political Science and International and Area Studies. Why don't refugees fly?
- January 26, 2016, Anne Brice, Berkeley News. The case for accepting more, not fewer, Syrian refugees.
- January 26, 2016, Berkeley News. Syrian refugees resettled in the U.S.
- January 5, 2016, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Medical Anthropology, The market for human organs is destroying lives. [From the Washington Post.]
- December 24, 2015, Khairuldeen Al Makhozoomi, Berkeley Political Review. Turkey's Role in the Syrian Crisis.
- December 14, 2015, Kyle Ludowitz, Journalism, and Waringa Kamau. Refugees in the U.S.: The National Dialogue Continues - Refugees reflect on past lives and new beginnings (an article in OaklandNorth and links to two short films: Refugee Thanksgiving and Ethiopian refugees).
- December 9, 2015, Michael Adams, Canadian Studies. Why Canada, U.S. diverge on Syrian refugees.
November 24, 2015, Farhat Popal, Goldman School of Public Policy News Center. Anti-Refugee Rhetoric Fundamentally Un-American.
- November 20, 2015, Jeremy Adam Smith, The Greater Good Science Project, Five Ways to Build Caring Community on Social Media.
- November 20, 2015, Seth M. Holmes, Medical Anthropology and Public Health, et al. American Politicians' Reactions to Refugees Echo Past Xenophobia: Which Side of History Do We Want to Be on?
- November 11, 2015, Bruce Newsome, International Relations. Terrorism in Paris: Hard lessons for soft borders.
- October 22, 2015, panel discussion. The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Regionalism, Race, and Reform in the EU and US.
- October 19-23, 2015, Matthias Zimmer, Member of the German Bundestag and Guest of the Institute of European Studies (IES). The Challenges Germany is Facing: the Euro Crisis and the Refugee Crisis.
- September 22, 2015, Daniel Heimpel, Lecturer, Goldman School of Public Policy. Syrian boy's tragic death stops the world.
- September 11, 2015, guided discussion at the MENA Salon hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The Refugee Crisis. Note. Links to readings are included.
- September 9, 2015, Gerard Roland, Economics and Political Science. Why the rift between Eastern and Western Europe on the refugee crisis?
- September 5, 2015, Jack Khoury, Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Abbas wants UN, EU to urge Israel to let Palestinians fleeing Syria into West Bank.
- August 3, 2015, Jack Citrin et al, Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS). How People Think About Immigration.
- July 8, 2015, Adam G. Lichtenheld, Political Science. How to really help the world's new refugees.
- March 4, 2015, Adam G. Lichtenheld, Political Science. The identity politics of displacement in the Middle East.
- 2015 and earlier, Kyle Merritt Ludowitz, Journalism, Images from the Syrian Civil War.
- October 27, 2014, presentation sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (video available), Keith Watenpaugh and Adrienne Fricke of UC Davis' Human Rights Initiative. No More Lost Generations: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Higher Education.
- August 28, 2014, Adam G. Lichtenheld, Political Science. Syria, Libya and the Challenge of Intervention.
- July 1, 2014, Adam G. Lichtenheld, Political Science. Forced Migration as a Weapon of War in Iraq and Beyond.
- February 21, 2014, Jesse Berns, Epidemiology/Biostatistics Program, Berkeley Health Online: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends. From UC Berkeley to a Syrian Refugee Camp.
2013 and earlier
- November 4, 2013, Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, guest of the Honorable G. William & Ariadna Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Palestine Refugees and the Quest for Peace Amidst Times of Conflict.
- September 29, 2013, Judith Sijstermans, Multicultural Germany Project. Syrian refugees applying to the European Union.
- 2011, Imposing Aid: The Ethnography of Displacement and its Aftermath, an evaluative look back at Imposing Aid: Emergency Assistance to Refugees by Barbara Harrell-Bond, Elizabeth Colson, Anthropology.
Last updated September 16, 2017
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