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April 2017

Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn / Refugees Welcome

When: Tuesday, April 25 2017 @ 07:00 PM - - 08:30PM
Where: CEMEX AUDITORIUM,
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Description: Please join McCoy Family Center on Ethics on April 25 when Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn share their experiences of researching and reporting the unusual story of how thousands of Canadian citizens were essentially adopting Syrian refugees.

Much of the rest of the world was treating refugees with suspicion or hostility. So how was Canada’s national movement to help them going to work out?

New York Times writers Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn spent the past year trying to find answers.

In their first few months of reporting, they documented the awkward interactions and growing bonds between the Canadians and the Syrians.

They watched the refugees and their sponsors face wrenching moral questions about relatives half a world away.

They saw how the Canadian help was changing the Syrian families — their roles, their children’s desires and expectations, even their marriages.

This event is sponsored by ABBASI PROGRAM IN ISLAMIC STUDIES, MCCOY FAMILY CENTER FOR ETHICS IN SOCIETY, WSD HANDA CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS & INT'L JUSTICE

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