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From Afghanistan To Connecticut: Afghan Perspectives On Forced Migration

Thursday, September 23, 2021
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus

With the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan last month, tens of thousands of Afghans who had worked with the U.S. military forces or other governmental and non-governmental organizations have been evacuated. Thousands still remain in Afghanistan seeking pathways to leave the country.

The vast majority of the nearly 60,000 who have already arrived in the U.S. are being housed temporarily in military bases or other sites around the country. This panel provides an opportunity to consider the context of forced migration from Afghanistan over the past twenty years, as well as to better understand what it means to be resettled in the United States through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Focusing on Connecticut as a model, the panelists will highlight the role communities play in welcoming Afghans and aiding in successful resettlement.

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Zahra Ali,

Office of Global Affairs (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dodd Human Rights Impact, Human Rights Institute, Middle East Studies, Political Science, UConn Master Calendar

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