Who is a Refugee? [Audio]


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Speaker(s): Ahmad Al-Rashid, Dr Phillip Cole, Professor Elspeth Guild | Some people crossing borders are called refugees while others are not. But who is a refugee? What precisely is the relationship between migration and seeking refuge? Can we justify the distinction between refugees, migrants, and displaced people? Our panel discuss whether current legal definitions are in need of modification, and if so, what should be altered and why. Ahmad Al-Rashid is an author; Syrian campaigner and Violence, Conflict and Development Postgraduate, SOAS. Phillip Cole is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of West England, Bristol. Elspeth Guild is Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, Queen Mary, University of London. Sarah Fine is a Fellow at The Forum and a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, King’s College London. The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.

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