We typically think of refugees and asylum seekers arriving in countries like the United States, Italy or Greece, but in reality, more than 80% of the world’s refugees live in Global South countries. How do states like Egypt, Morocco and Turkey develop policies toward migrants and refugees, and how do migrants and refugees manage in the absence of formal policy and law?
Kelsey P. Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, discussed her new book, “Reluctant Reception: Refugees, Migration and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa,” published by Cambridge University Press in November 2020. She was joined by Abdoul Raouf Ousmane, a program associate with the Immigrant Health Access Project at the University of North Carolina and a former refugee who lived in Cairo, Egypt, for more than a decade while he sought refugee resettlement.
For more information about the book and to purchase a copy, please visit Brazos Bookstore online.
11:00 a.m. CDT — Presentation
11:30 a.m. CDT — Q&A
Abdoul Raouf Ousmane
Program Associate, Immigrant Health Access Project, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
A.Kadir Yildirim, Ph.D.
Fellow for the Middle East, Baker Institute