PRFDHR Seminar: Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential, Professor Heba Gowayed

Drawing on a global and comparative ethnography, this presentation explores how Syrian men and women seeking refuge in a moment of unprecedented global displacement are received by countries of resettlement and asylum—the U.S., Canada, and Germany. It shows that human capital, typically examined as the skills immigrants bring with them that shape their potential, is actually created, transformed, or destroyed by receiving states’ incorporation policies.

PRFDHR Seminar: Ordinary People Under Extreme Life Conditions: Internal and External Forced Displacement from War-Torn Territories in Ukraine, Professor Oksana Mikheieva

The start of Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2014 led to the temporary occupation of the Crimea peninsula and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk region. With the beginning of Russian aggression more than 2 million people have left the uncontrolled territories of Ukraine and were forced to move both to other parts of Ukraine and beyond its borders. According to the Ministry of Social Policy, after 2015 and before the full-scale Russian invasion began on 24 February 2022, the number of registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) was relatively stable at around 1.5 million.

PRFDHR Seminar: Refusal as Political Practice: An Ethnography of Citizenship and Refugee Status, Professor Carole McGranahan

Is it possible to be both a refugee and a citizen? For six decades, Tibetan refugees have refused citizenship in South Asia as part of their claims to Tibetan state sovereignty. Tibetans therefore live in India and Nepal as refugee non-citizens, either undocumented or under-documented for multiple generations. In the last two decades, however, as Tibetans immigrate to North America, they are now gaining citizenship via political asylum, but simultaneously maintaining their belonging to the Dalai Lama’s refugee community headed by the exile Tibetan government.

Health Care of Refugees: A Primer on Completing the Connecticut Initial Refugee Health Assessment (RHA)

We are pleased to invite you to the fifth webinar in the Yale Health Care of Refugees series entitled A Primer on Completing the Connecticut Initial Refugee Health Assessment (RHA).
Learning Objectives:
•Understand the rationale behind completion of the Refugee Health Assessment (RHA)
•Describe the important elements of the RHA for adults and children
•Learn steps for successful completion on the RHA

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.

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.
Learning objectives

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

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