Understanding the Refugee Crisis: Historical, Global, and Local Perspectives

Kitchener Public Library - Auditorium
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM EDT 
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Event Details

The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts and Kitchener Public Library present a panel discussion featuring scholars from three fields who will share insights on current and past refugee issues.

From Canada’s history of refugee reception, to refugees currently in limbo abroad, to local settlement challenges and opportunities, the discussion will cover topics that affect us all in a globalized world. This event will include Q&A and information about ways to support local refugee initiatives. 

The panel will be moderated by Douglas Peers, Dean, Faculty of Arts, and professor of history.

PARKING: Hourly rates apply to parking in the underground garage and surface lot – please let the attendant know you are attending our public lecture. Parking on side streets is free after 6:00 p.m.

SEATING: Please also note that seating for the lecture will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Our registration is nearing capacity, so we suggest arriving early if possible. 


Kitchener Public Library - Auditorium
85 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1 CA


Refugee Lecture

Organizer Details

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University of Waterloo

In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities. 

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