Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum in Africa

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
List Academic Center, 6 East 16th Street (at Fifth Avenue),
New Wolff Conference Room (1103)

What explains the different responses of African states to the mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees? What challenges do African states face in addressing forced migration? Refugee scholar James Milner of Carleton University discusses these questions in the context of his recent work, “Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum in Africa.” Commentary is provided by Ary Zolberg, professor of political science at The New School for Social Research, and Jackie Klopp, associate researcher scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University.

This event is co-sponsored by The New School’s Global Studies program and the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship.

Event Video

Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum from New School for Social Research on Vimeo.

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