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Join scholars, staff and students for a series of presentations on Europe and the Refugee Crisis. The program includes:

Introduction: Professor Miriam Cooke (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke)

“Even Refugees Have Rights: the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol in the Current Crisis.” Professor Robin Kirk (Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute)

“Europe will Continue to Struggle to Protect Refugees.” Professor Niklaus Steiner (Director of the Center for Global Initiatives @ UNC)

“Looking for a Shore.” Dilshad al-Gaaf (Research Advisor for Conflict and Disaster Prevention @ UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health)

“Building Grass Roots Support and Action for Syrian Resettlement in the United States.” Geoffrey Mock (Middle East/ Amnesty International USA)

“Working with Iraqis and Syrian Refugees in Amman.” Sama Naqeeb (Duke Undergraduate Student)

“Working with Syrian Refugees in Paris.” Peter Cooke (UNC Undergraduate Student)

This event is sponsored by the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.


September 14, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Room 240