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PRFDHR Seminar: On War and Architecture: A Tale of a Syrian City, Dr. Ammar Azzouz

Since 2011, the war in Syria has reshaped the lives of millions of Syrians with the displacement of over fourteen million people—more than half the population—inside and outside Syria, and the severe destruction of architecture. In Homs, the third largest city in Syria, entire neighbourhoods have been turned into rubble, destroying the familiar and reshaping the urban, social and cultural fabric of the city. Based on a series of interviews with architects and urbanists who remained in Syria, and with members of the Syrian diaspora, Dr.

Global Governance Debate

“The Global Governance Debate is an annual event that brings together students from Yale University and the Universidad Católica de Valencia to discuss topics of international relations and cooperation.
This year’s debate topic is “Does democracy guarantee security and prosperity in times of global crisis?” Over the course of two days, students will debate this topic in teams of three. There will also be opportunities for students to meet each other and exchange!

Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: Navigating Systems for Afghan Arrivals

This 6th annual refugee health educational event will describe the current state of refugee resettlement locally and nationally; review the challenges faced by recent Afghan arrivals, with a focus on the education and mental health systems; describe the creation of a new clinic in Connecticut, and describe national-level capacity building innovations for meeting the needs of new Afghan arrivals. The conference will take place virtually as part of Yale Medicine’s Global Health Day Activities on March 17th, 2022.
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Russian Émigrés and their Impact in Interwar Greece

The victory of the Bolshevik Red Army over its opponents forced thousands of Russians to abandon their homes and pursue their lives in exile. Embarking on a long period of transit, former subjects of the Russian Empire spread across the five continents and established diasporic communities, known as Russia Abroad. This presentation will focus on one of the stops on their journey ––Greece––and will attempt to reconstruct the experiences of Russian émigrés in a country afflicted by its own refugee crisis.

From the Supply Side to the Bedside: Advancing Integrated Strategies to Promote Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination

In partnership with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Yale Nursing examines drivers and potential solutions to vaccine inequities in Black, Hispanic, and Immigrant communities.
Invited guests and panelists include Congressional Representatives, Yale faculty, and national stakeholders.
Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAAN
Vice President, National Black Nurses Association
Associate Dean of Equity & Inclusion
Penn State University, Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing
Frances Ford, RN

PRFDHR Seminar: Combining Perspective-getting with Information Delivery to Increase Public Support for Refugees, Professor Scott R. Williamson

Many Americans hold negative views of refugees, and misinformation about refugees is a common feature of American politics. Nonetheless, we know relatively little about the accuracy of Americans’ perceptions of the US refugee population, and whether countering misinformation can shape attitudes toward refugees and refugee policy. Professor Scott Williamson addresses these questions by first implementing a survey measuring Americans’ knowledge about refugees in the United States. He finds that Americans are surprisingly well-informed about the refugee population in general.

PRFDHR Seminar: The Political Economics of Green Transitions, Professor Torsten Persson

Reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases may be almost impossible without a green transition - a process of radically changing consumption and production patterns. Professor Torsten Persson and his co-author Professor Timothy Besley, put forward a model where switches in consumption and production create a dynamic complementarity that can help or hinder a green transition. In democratic societies, governments cannot commit to future policy paths and must aggregate conflicting interests across different voters.

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