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Marking World Refugee Day: What Do the Experts Say?

June 20, 2022
Alex Braithwaite and Miranda Simon


In analysis for Political Violence At A Glance, an IGCC-supported blog dedicated to political violence and its alternatives, Alex Braithwaite, professor and associate director in the School of Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona, and Miranda Simon, associate professor at the University of Essex, share a conversation among migration experts about the challenges facing the world’s 23.4 million refugees.

Each year on June 20th, the world is encouraged to celebrate World Refugee Day—a day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. The primary intention of the day is to raise awareness to the plight of those who have been forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict, discrimination, and other forms of political and social turmoil.

In the spirit of building empathy and understanding of the world’s population of refugees, we asked a group of subject matter experts a few short questions about what is on their minds with respect to this vulnerable population of fellow human beings. What follows is a representation of their responses, edited to minimize repetition and facilitate flow.

Read the full blog post at Political Violence At A Glance