CMC Professor Bordenkircher’s talk will take a historical approach to the issue of refugees in Lebanon. He will examine the Palestinian and Syrian refugee experience in Lebanon and will answer several questions during the course of the presentation: How are the experiences of Palestinian and Syrian refugees similar? How are they different? What does the future hold for the refugees of Lebanon?
Eric J. Bordenkircher received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of California Los Angeles. His research focuses on the politics of weak and/or failed states in the Middle East. He has spent roughly three years in the Middle East as an affiliate at the American University of Beirut’s Center for Arab and Middle East Studies and a Research Assistant at the Université Saint-Joseph’s Centre d’études pour le monde arabe modern. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College.
Professor Bordenkircher’s talk is sponsored by the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College.
Lunch will be provided, RSVP by Monday, November 13th
Wednesday, November 15 at 12:15pm
Kravis Center 321