World Refugee Day, June 20, is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe, and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School for Social Research will celebrate World Refugee Day by welcoming Alexander Betts, David Owen and GRI Faculty Affiliate Serena Parekh to discuss their newly published books on various refugee issues. Parekh will discuss her 2020 book, No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis.
About Serene Parekh:
Serena Parekh is an associate professor of philosophy at Northeastern University in Boston, where she is the director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program and editor of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy. Her primary philosophical interests are in social and political philosophy, feminist theory, and continental philosophy. Her most recent book, Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement, was published with Routledge in 2017. Her first book, Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity: A Phenomenology of Human Rights, was published in 2008 and translated into Chinese.
About The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility:
The migration of people has taken on greater and greater significance in our age of globalization. Migration creates new economic and political opportunities, new types of exploitation and inequality, new forms of knowledge, new ethical dilemmas and new political pressures. The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility builds on the intellectual tradition of migration studies at The New School and provides a space for research and scholarship, policy debate, and discussion with activists and artists around issues of global migration and mobility, their economic impact, political consequences and their meaning for issues of citizenship and identity.
The event will take place on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET.