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Refugee Crisis: The Dominican Republic and Haiti

September 22nd, 2015
1:00 PM

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A refugee crisis is erupting in the Caribbean, where the Dominican Republic has stripped the citizenship of thousands of people of Haitian descent--including children born on Dominican soil. The U.S.-backed government in Santo Domingo is defending its actions as a means of curbing illegal immigration. But human rights groups say the move is rooted in longstanding racism and xenophobia. Tens of thousands have already fled across the border into makeshift camps, and thousands more face uncertain futures as the long-feared deportations begin.

Join us at the Forum for Scholars & Publics on Duke's West Campus for a discussion of the crisis, its history, and its implications for the region and beyond.

A light lunch will be served at 11:45 for all attendees. No registration is required.

This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

The event will be livestreamed beginning at noon.

Michaeline Crichlow

African and African-American Studies, Duke University

Michaeline A. Crichlow, is a Professor in African and African American Studies at Duke University. She is the author (with Patricia Northover) of Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes of Fleeing the Plantation (2009); Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and the State in ...

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Patrick Duddy

Duke University

Patrick Duddy, a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Duke University, was one of the Department of State’s most senior Latin American specialists with exceptionally broad experience in trade, energy, public affairs, and crisis management. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to ...

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Jonathan Katz

Jonathan M.Katz is a journalist, author, and ASU Future of War National Fellow at New America. His first book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, was a PEN Literary ...

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