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UNC Update: Refugee Crisis and Europe

November 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to hear from Professor John Pickles and Sandy Alkoutami as they discuss the refugee crisis and Europe. Dr. Pickles is a professor of Geography at UNC and an Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies. His research is focused primarily on regions that are undergoing geographical, social, and economic changes and conflicts. Sandy Alkoutami is a UNC student who will be sharing her perspective and personal experiences on the matter. The event will focus on the current refugee situation and how it relates to Europe as a whole.

UNC Update 2015 GraphicUNC Update is a three-week, bring-you-up-to-speed discussion of relevant and often misunderstood current events hosted by UNC Professors, students, and student groups. The weekly events are around an hour in length and provide basic information on topics students want to learn about but don’t know how.

This semester, we have decided to focus our series on population movements and three particular trends as they relate to this topic: the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Europe, US Immigration and North Carolina, and Burmese Refugee Relocation and Chapel Hill.

Sponsored by the UNC Scholars Cultural Engagement Fund with support from the Curriculum in Global Studies.


November 9, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm