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US Refugee Policy and Our Humanitarian Tradition in the Age of Trump

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American University

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This is a first-come, first-seated event, even for ticket-holding students. Please arrive early, as seats will be given to walk-in guests 5-10 minutes before the event begins.

5:30 pm Reception followed at 6:00pm by the talk.

AU's Department of History presents the Gary Braithwaite Memorial Lecture, featuring guest speaker Maria Cristina Garcia, Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University.

For over five decades, the United States was one of the top refugee resettlement nations in the world, but the Trump administration is reassessing this humanitarian tradition. This evening's talk offers a brief history of American responses to refugees and asylum seekers, from the Cold War to the Trump years. Whom have we prioritized for admission? How are refugees and asylum seekers different from other immigrants? Is a reassessment of US humanitarian policies necessary?

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