Panel Moderated by Smolkin-Rothrock Discusses the Refugee Experience

Olivia DrakeFebruary 26, 20163min

On Feb. 17, the Allbritton Center hosted a panel discussion on “The Refugee Experience,” the second in a three-part series titled, “The Refugee Crisis: The Development of the Crisis and the Response in Europe.” Moderated by Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, assistant professor of history, assistant professor of Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, it featured discussion between Steve Poellot, legal director at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP); Mohammed Kadalah of the University of Connecticut Department of Literature, Cultures and Languages, who was recently granted asylum after fleeing Syria in 2011; and Baselieus Zeno, a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and a Syrian refugee. Read more about the full series here. (Photos by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19)

From left, Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, Mohammed Kadalah, Baselieus Zeno, Steve Poellot.
Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock.
Steve Poellot.
From left, Mohammed Kadalah, Baselieus Zeno, and Steve Poellot
From left, Mohammed Kadalah, Baselieus Zeno, and Steve Poellot.
Baselieus Zeno
Baselieus Zeno.
Mohammed Kadalah
Mohammed Kadalah.

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