Author Linda Rabben will present a talk based on her book Sanctuary & Asylum: A Social and Political History on Mar. 2 at noon in Devlin 026. Rabben, an anthropologist, offers a long history of the practice of sanctuary―giving refuge to the threatened, vulnerable stranger. In her book, she analyzes modern asylum policies in North America, Europe, and elsewhere, contrasting them with the role that individuals and organizations have played in offering refuge to survivors of torture, persecution, and discrimination. She gives close attention to the mid-2010s refugee crisis in Europe and to Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States. RSVP required. Sponsor: Center for Human Rights and International Justice.
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