Who Is a Refugee – LSE, The Forum

Who Is a Refugee?

Ahmad Al-Rashid/ Phillip Cole/ Elspeth Guild

Listen to the recording here or on YouTube

6.30-8pm | 30 October 2017
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

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

 

Originally post on The Forum 

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