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Book Launch | Gil Loescher’s Refugees: A Very Short Introduction

May 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


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Please join us as we launch Refugees: A Very Short Introduction, Gil Loescher’s last book. The book offers a concise and compelling introduction to the causes and impact of contemporary refugee responses. By drawing on Loescher’s 40-year legacy as an authority on UNHCR and global refugee issues, the book offers critical insight on the impact of today’s responses to refugee movements for states, global order and refugees themselves. The book also draws on more recent developments to call for a new approach that engages with the root causes of displacement, the politicization of refugee responses, and an enhanced role for civil society actors and refugee-led responses. Speakers will reflect on the meaning of the book for the future of refugee research and responses, including from the perspective of global policy discussions, national responses in the global South, and refugee leadership.

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Gil Loescher Memorial Fund