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Lunchtime Seminar, Andrew Janco

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd 162

Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Andrew Janco, "Unregulated Migration in World War II: A History of Life Outside the Camps, 1941-1951"

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 12:30-2:00 p.m. Room 162 Thomas J. Dodd Center, Storrs Campus **Lunch will be provided by the Human Rights Institute

Please join us for a lunchtime Seminar with Professor Andrew Janco entitled “Unregulated Migration in World War II: A History of Life Outside the Camps, 1941-1951.”

Andrew Janco is currently a University Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on the history of warfare, displacement, and human rights protections for refugees. Andrew’s dissertation, “Soviet ‘Displaced Persons’ in Europe, 1941-1951,” studied the westward migration of more than five million Soviet citizens during World War II, their experiences as postwar “displaced persons,” and eventual resettlement as refugees during the Cold War. Andrew recently published an article in Contemporary European History on the origins of the international right of asylum. He is currently building a digital archive of refugee oral histories from the current conflict in Ukraine as well as a project on C. Wilfred Jenks and the inclusion of social rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Institute.


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