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Trump’s Ban: A Teach-in – 02/08

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30p.m. – 7:45p.m.
85 Waterman Street, Room 130
Open to the pubic

President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigrants has profound and long-term global implications, not just to Muslim majority societies and U.S. social and political life. The purpose of this teach-in is to inform students and colleagues about the international legal dimension, to humanize the impact of the ban on people all over the world, and to think comparatively across the Middle East, South Asia, and Latin America..

Please see the MES site for details.

Captives, Slaves, and Refugees: Ransom and Resettlement of Jews in the Mediterranean World after 1648 – 02/02

Join us for Captives, Slaves, and Refugees: Ransom and Resettlement of Jews in the Mediterranean World after 1648, to be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 12p.m. – 1p.m. at the McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute.

Adam Teller, Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Program in Judaic Studies, will offer a paper examiningvthe fate of the thousands of Jews from Ukraine captured by Crimean Tatar forces during the Khmelnytsky uprising of 1648.

For more information, visit the event website.