Sometimes you just need creative inspiration and the universe just… delivers. Paul Simon, Andrew Bird + Chris Thile and the Punch Brothers, via A Praire Home Companion — Also: the obligatory Hamilton reference: LMM on your twenties + immigrants; Rudy Francisco, Love Poem
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Ta-Nehisi Cotes on the distance between what’s in your mind and what ends up on the paper is hitting close to home these days —
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Held on 5 February, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted the American Academy in Berlin for the 2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Forum focusing on the global refugee crisis. I finally got around to watching the interesting exchange between Leon Wieseltier, Michael Ignatieff, and Martin Indyk. Worth watching for Wieseltier’s brief discussion about emergency; of his current research on […]
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Add this to the list of things I want to be when I grow up — an enthusiast.
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An excellent, if unsettling, snapshot of the current process of resettlement to the US: Eliza Griswold’s Why is it so difficult for Syrian refugees to get into the US? in the NYT Magazine. Relatedly, Intelligence Squared US just held a debate: “The US Should Let in 100,000 Syrian Refugees” — 22.02.2016 update: The US Promised […]
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Carleton University hosted the Power and Influence in the Global Refugee Regime workshop 23-25 September 2015. From the event page, This workshop brings together a prominent group of scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss the ability of different actors to influence outcomes within the global refugee regime.
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Maybe because it’s Saturday, or maybe because there’s been a ton of unpleasant news lately — here’s something wonderful: (see also: puppies.)
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Emanuel Stoakes in Foreign Policy’s Dispatch blog discusses testimonies and documentary evidence shown in the new Al Jazeera documentary, “Genocide Agenda” that purports to link the Myanmar government to anti-Muslim incitement. The film points to a multi-pronged strategy by the government to encourage anti-Muslim hatred across the country, while pursuing policies against the Rohingya that legal […]
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John Oliver over at Last Week Tonight addressed migrants and refugees,
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Posted originally via the Global Refugee Policy Network, Jeff Crisp and Phil Orchard briefly talk about the existence of global refugee policy and its potential importance —
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