Refugeehood from World War II until the present

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 3:00pmSnyder Center for the Visual Arts

Talk by Clare Gillis

The first in Marlboro College's summer speaker series titled Refugees in the USA Today features journalist and visiting faculty Clare Gillis, who will examine the current refugee crises within a historical and political framework. In addition to having a doctorate in history, with research focusing on concepts of illicit sex in early medieval Europe, Clare spent five years as a journalist in the Middle East. “I began foreign reporting in Bethlehem in 2010, and went on to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Mali, Turkey, and Iraq,” says Clare. "After years of studying history from a distant perspective, it was a new experience for me to report the anti-regime protests and subsequent conflicts up close and in real time." Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The American Scholar, Foreign Policy, USA Today, and other magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. In 2014 she also worked as a researcher for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, reporting on the harsh ordeals of Syrian women refugees living in exile in neighboring countries. In the U.S. she has been reporting on refugee resettlement and its effect on local communities. This event is free and open to the public, but please register online if you plan to attend. Suggested donation of $15, or $50 for the whole series of five speakers.

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