Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
April 8-9, 2010
Keynote Address: Peter Gatrell (University of Manchester), "The Making of the Modern Refugee, 1945-1960"
THE REFUGEE IN THE POSTWAR WORLD is an interdisciplinary conference that explores the causes, consequences, and contemporary interpretations of the refugee crises that followed the Second World War. The key objective is to gain a better understanding of a pivotal period of global population upheavals, which was also a critical moment in the formation of the international refugee regime. The conference examines the relationship between the construction of nation-states and the formation of refugee populations; the uneven development of the international refugee regime; the development of new practices of refugee and humanitarian relief; and refugees' own efforts to make sense of dislocation. Participants approach these issues from the perspectives of history, anthropology, religious studies, international relations, and law. Taking a global perspective, the conference emphasizes four regions in which displacement was especially extensive: Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia.
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Anna Holian (Arizona State University)
Daniel Cohen (Rice University)
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Arizona State University)
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