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The Syrian Refugee Crisis in a Global Perspective

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis in a Global Perspective

Time: January 28, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
Street: 100 NE Mizner Blvd
City/Town: Boca Raton
Website or Map: http://stgregorysepiscopal.or…
Phone: 5613958285
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2016

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Thursday, January 28, 7 PM

The Syrian Refugee Crisis in a Global Perspective:  What is happening and how can we respond effectively?

 

Thousands of Syrian refugees are fleeing war and violence and seeking asylum in other parts of the world. How can we respond effectively to this humanitarian crisis? Dr. Robert Rabil, Professor of Middle East Studies at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), will discuss the current political situation in Syria and the challenges of the refugee resettlement. Rabil is a Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) Distinguished Professor of Current Events, and he received his master’s degree in government from the Harvard University Extension School and his doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Responding to Rabil’s lecture will be Dr. Noemi Marin, Professor of Political Communication at FAU, Dr. Bassem Alhalabi, Professor of Engineering at FAU and a Syrian-American, and The Rev. Andrew J. Sherman, Rector of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church. A reading list of articles related to this topic is available at http://www.fuzzymaps.org/migration.htm.

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