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From Afghanistan to Connecticut: Afghan Perspectives on Forced Migration
Event Synopsis:
With the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan last month, tens of thousands of Afghans who had worked with the U.S. military forces or other governmental and non-governmental organizations have been evacuated. Thousands still remain in Afghanistan seeking pathways to leave the country. 

The vast majority of the nearly 60,000 who have already arrived in the U.S. are being housed temporarily in military bases or other sites around the country. This panel provides an opportunity to consider the context of forced migration from Afghanistan over the past twenty years, as well as to better understand what it means to be resettled in the United States through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Focusing on Connecticut as a model, the panelists will highlight the role communities play in welcoming Afghans and aiding in successful resettlement.

Remarks by:
Prof. Kathryn Libal, Ph.D., Director, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut

Speakers:
Ahmad Wais Wardak, Ph.D., Afghanistan Expert in Washington, DC
Hossna Samadi, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services Ambassador
Mohammad Daad Serweri, Case Manager, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services

Moderated by:
Prof. Jeremy Pressman, Ph.D., Director, Middle East Studies, University of Connecticut

This event is co-sponsored by:
Global Affairs
Asian and Asian American Studies Institute
Dodd Impact
Human Rights Institute
Middle East Studies
Political Science

Sep 23, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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