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Berger International Speaker Series with Betsy Fisher: Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Solutions after the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

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Afghan refugees have long comprised the largest or second-largest group of refugees in the world, and the number of Afghans seeking safety outside Afghanistan increased dramatically even before the U.S. government's chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Betsy Fisher, Director of Strategy at International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), will discuss why U.S. immigration programs and international refugee protection systems failed to achieve their goals, and policy solutions to improve them.

The event will be hosted by Professor Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer.

The event will occur virtually via Zoom. You can register for the event at this link:

Betsy Fisher is the Director of Strategy at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She coordinates IRAP’s efforts to screen potential clients, represent refugees in UNHCR proceedings, and provide self-help materials to refugees and displaced people. She previously served as IRAP’s policy director, Jordan staff attorney and intake coordinator based in Amman, Jordan. Betsy has published op-eds and academic articles about statelessness and refugee resettlement in publications like the New York Times and the Michigan Law Review.

Betsy is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, and Denison University. 

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