Families in Flight: Today’s International Refugee Crisis 2016–2017 Rama S. Mehta Program

October 13, 2016 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Knafel Center
Fay House
10 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138


Jacqueline Bhabha will moderate a panel discussion at the Radcliffe Institute to explore topics of pressing global concern: refugees, forced migration, and internally displaced people. Speakers—including a professor of law, a medical doctor working with Syrian refugees, and an independent photographer—will focus on the Syrian refugee crisis with special attention to issues of gender and family. Discussion will highlight some of the forces that compel the uprooting of millions of people from their homes and lands and will help us better understand the shape, context, and on-the-ground realities facing Syrian and other refugee communities in 2016.

Free and open to the public.


Walk-in attendees on the day of the event welcomes whenever space is available.


Susan M. Akram, Clinical Professor of Law, Boston University Law School

Noel Calhoun, Senior Policy Officer, Office of the Special Adviser for the Summit on Addressing Large Numbers of Refugees and Migrants, United Nations

Rania Matar, Independent Photographer

Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Health Program Manager, Save the Children International Syria Response