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May 26th, 2020

From the vaults: Who Is a Refugee?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

May 26th, 2020

From the vaults: Who Is a Refugee?

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Ahmad Al-Rashid/ Phillip Cole/ Elspeth Guild

 


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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.

 

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
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on 30 October 2017 at the LSE

 

 

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