The World Refugee Crisis: A Long View
Location:Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Co-sponsored with the Ferris Seminars in Journalism and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of The Paul Sarbanes ‘54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning photography of Reuter’s photojournalist Yannis Behrakis brings to life the courage and suffering of the refugee crisis. For more than 30 years, Behrakis has been documenting the flow of refugees and migrants all over the world, winning the Pulitzer for his work on the Greek refugee crisis in 2015. That year, migrants began arriving on the shores of his homeland via small dinghies, and he photographed their strife—from Iranian migrants on hunger strikes to Syrian refugees struggling to swim to shore while carrying their small children.
Behrakis will join an expert panel to discuss the global refugee crisis on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 4:30 p.m., in Robertson Hall’s Arthur Lewis Auditorium.*The discussion, titled “The World Refugee Crisis: A Long View,” will coincide with the Bernstein Gallery art exhibit by the same name featuring his photos. A reception in the gallery will follow the discussion.
Joining Behrakis are:
Deborah Amos, the Ferris Professor of Journalism and visiting lecturer in the Humanities Council at Princeton University. She covers the Middle East for NPR News and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Rafaela Dancygier, associate professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her work examines the domestic consequences of international immigration, the political incorporation and electoral representation of immigrant-origin minorities, and the determinants of ethnic conflict.
Joseph Stephens, the Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and lecturer in the Humanities Council at Princeton University. He is an investigative journalist for The Washington Post and has written extensively on political corruption, the war against terrorism, and Afghan reconstruction, among other topics.
Moderator Stanley N. Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor of public and international affairs; director, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton University.
*formerly Dodds Auditorium