Seminar Explores Dignity In Displacement

Dignity seminar participants

Few issues today incite greater political factionalism within developed nations than the matter of refugees seeking safety within these relatively more peaceful places. For the most part, debates center on the challenges—or in the view of many, the problems—that refugees present to the receiving country. Without denying that refugees do indeed present a range of challenges, it is fair to be concerned that there is so little discussion of the actual plight of the refugees and the dire circumstances of displacement in which they find themselves. The Ikeda Center’s November 2, 2018, in-house seminar for established and emerging scholars — “Reinvigorating Dignity in Displacement: A Dialogue Across Educational Communities" — sought to open an informed and compassionate conversation on how to mitigate the suffering of refugees and other displaced people.

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