Dr. Reece Jones delivers "Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move" at October 14th Colloquium

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Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Reece Jones, PhD, Associate Professor and Gradute Chair at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Abstract: Over forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total. This presentation argues that these deaths are not exceptional, but rather are part of a long history of state attempts to protect wealth and privilege through movement restrictions on the poor.

Colloquium in Smith 304 at 3:30 with reception to follow in Smith 411. 

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