KEARNEY – Should the United States address the international refugee crisis, and if so, how should the United States act?
This is the question that will be discussed Friday from 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. in a fireside chat hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The moderators will be Professors Satoshi Machida and Chuck Rowling, and the event will take place at Copeland Hall, Room 230 or via Zoom at unk.zoom.us/j/92803881221, meeting number: 928 0388 1221. People attending in person are strongly encouraged to wear masks.
With the fall of the Afghan government, many Afghan citizens fled the country and came to the United States as refugees. Afghanistan, however, is just one of many examples where thousands of people flee their homes to seek refuge in other countries.
Currently, there are over 82 million refugees in the international system, the highest number in the history of the world.
“Should the United States play a central role in this effort? Nationally, what are some of the challenges / opportunities that refugees create in the United States? What can we do to help them settle in the United States? Said William Aviles, a UNK professor who helped organize the refugee discussion.
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