Rethinking Religion and U.S. Diplomacy: Refugee Resettlement Policies

December 7, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

United States policies towards refugees demand new approaches as the Biden administration plans to take office in January. The roles that religious institutions play both in historical practices of resettlement and in public attitudes towards global and national approaches to forced migration are important to a comprehensive understanding of the crisis of displaced persons. The Berkley Center is engaged in ongoing research and reflection on these grave challenges.

This conversation focused on ways in which refugee resettlement is taking place at the community level. Berkley Center Director Shaun Casey addressed the overall challenges that lie ahead for United States refugee policy. Emily Linn and Jessica Goudeau, who each work on refugee resettlement issues in their communities and with individuals who are in the process of resettling in the United States, focused on community-level responses. Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall moderated the discussion.

This event was co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and its Global Human Development Program.

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