Displacement, Resettlement, and Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

Displacement, Resettlement, and Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

In this very special Global Classroom workshop, educators explored the experiences of displaced peoples, and discussed methodologies for teaching about refugees in a way that engenders empathy and acknowledges complexity. Eugene Martin, board president of the United Nations Association Seattle, led an interactive workshop tracing the personal experiences of refugees, using cases of actual refugees with classroom-ready materials. We were also joined by seven International Visitors who are currently involved in refugee aid and resettlement in countries across Europe for a panel discussion. Our International Visitors include representatives from the Hungarian and Russian Red Cross, The Ministry of Justice in Sweden, The Ministry of Interior in Slovakia, and the UNHCR. These visitors are invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.