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Who Is a Refugee?

30 October | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Speakers
Ahmad Al-Rashid, Author; Syrian campaigner; Violence, Conflict and Development Postgraduate, SOAS
Phillip Cole, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of West England, Bristol
Elspeth Guild, Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, Queen Mary, University of London

Chair
Sarah Fine, Fellow, The Forum; Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London

Some people crossing borders are called refugees while others are not. But who is a refugee? What precisely is the relationship between migration and seeking refuge? Can we justify the distinction between refugees, migrants, and displaced people? Our panel discuss whether current legal definitions are need of modification, and if so, what should be altered and why.

Details

Date:
30 October
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

the Forum
Email:
philosophy-forum[at]lse.ac.uk
Website:
www.philosophy-forum.org

Venue

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Unless otherwise specified, events are free and do not require registration