Odyssey: Refugees and the Law

Right now almost 65 million people, more than at any time since World War II, are fleeing their homes, driven away by persecution and wars. Last year, 24 people were displaced every minute. Thousands stream across borders in search of safety, some running from wars in Syria and South Sudan, others from gang violence in Central America.

This seminar will engage the following questions:

  • To what extent do international and domestic laws protect those fleeing their home country seeking refuge in another country?
  • What is a refugee? Does the legal definition make sense today?
  • What are the legal and political barriers to protecting refugees in the United States?

918.146.01 Homewood campus Thursday, April 12, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Cost: $30 (one session)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.