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Educators in Emergencies? University Responses to Humanitarian Crises
Start Date: 3/5/2020
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Event Description:

This three-day conference will examine how Canadian and American universities have responded to the Syrian refugee crisis, and tackle opportunities and challenges that humanitarianism poses for institutions of higher education now and into the future.

The conference will begin on March 4 with a photo gallery exhibit at the Laurier Library featuring photos from International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) Scholars that represent their experiences in their hometowns and as international students in Canada.

The second day of the conference includes a series of expert panels and facilitated dialogues featuring local, national, and international experts. This day will also feature a keynote address on universities' moral obligation to respond to humanitarian crises provided by Former ON Premier, the Hon. Bob Rae.

The final day of the conference will include a "Lunch and Learn" at Laurier's Brantford campus featuring two students from Myanmar who will each highlight their experiences with displacement in Myanmar.

Location Information:
Waterloo - Senate & Board Chamber

Waterloo - Lazaridis Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Hillary Winger
  • Everyone (open to public)
  • Event Organizer(s):
  • ~Other/Community Based
  • Cost:
    No cost.

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