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Making Room for the Stranger: Refugee Realities at Home and Abroad

David Murphy

In 2016, more than 21 million refugees worldwide were forced to leave their country because of their race, religion, nationality, or political activity and affiliation. An additional three million sought political asylum. This lecture will discuss the current global refugee crisis, overseas refugee camps, and the United States refugee vetting and resettlement process. It will also discuss resettlement services for the more than 3,000 refugees that arrived in San Diego in FY 2016, including possible support opportunities.

Instructor: David Murphy is Executive Director of the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) office in San Diego. He has devoted most of his adult life to managing aid and humanitarian relief programs. From 2004–2015, he was the IRC Country Director in Ethiopia. Prior to that he worked for the IRC in Somaliland and helped establish refugee camps in Kenya and Afghanistan.

Coordinator: Steve Clarey

Course Number: OSHR-70046   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
10/03/2017 In-class 127435 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla