Asylum and Extraction in the Republic of Nauru goes behind the scenes to shed light on the everyday running of the offshore asylum industry in Nauru and uncover what really happens underneath the headlines. Morris illuminates how refugee rights activism and #RefugeesWelcome-style movements are caught up in the hardening of border enforcement operations worldwide, calling for freedom of movement that goes beyond adjudicating hierarchies of suffering.
Patrick Weil’s lecture, “Refugees vs. Migrants- Are We Heading to a New Regime of Inequality?”
As political instability around the world displaces larger and larger numbers of people, the international community struggles to institute an adequate and equitable arrangement to meet its obligations to protect refugees; repatriation is more often than not impossible, refugees face deplorable conditions in camps as well as inadequate paths to local integration and resettlement, and burden sharing
With the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans have sought to flee the capital. A far larger displacement crisis is likely to occur in the coming days. The U.S. response so far has been chaotic, with promises from the President to ensure that U.S. citizens find safety but no firm plans to help all
On April 23, 2021, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute and University Professor at The New School, Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, and Kayly Ober, Senior Advocate and Program Manager, Climate Displacement Program at Refugees International discussed the Biden Administration’s refugee policies and proposed actions. NPR’s Deborah Amos moderated. Watch the