Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis: Lessons from History

Monday 11:15 – Commonwealth Museum Conference Room

Presenter: Daniel Osborn, Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves

The world is currently experiencing the highest amount of displaced persons ever recorded. This refugee crisis is a global event that impacts all of humanity. Yet, today’s situation is not without precedents. Join us as we make connections between the crisis of the 1930s and our own time by exploring the choices and hardships encountered during these historical moments. Throughout the session we will explore the following questions: Which issues of a past era are still with us today? How do different perspectives change our understanding of events? How do groups, communities, and nations define who belongs and who does not?

Audience:

  • Secondary Level-High School

Subjects:

  • Civics & Government