The Euphrates Institute, Global Studies Lecture Series: Refugee Crisis, Forced Migration, and Contemporary Afghanistan, 4/21/22, 12- 2 p.m. PT

The Euphrates Institute

Global Studies Lecture Series

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Panel Title: “A Refugee Crisis, Forced Migration, and Contemporary Afghanistan”

Members of the Afghanistan Youth Empowerment and Peace-building Organization—many of whom have recently immigrated to Germany in the wake of the Taliban’s return to power—will discuss their commitment to social justice in Afghanistan, the circumstances surrounding their escape from Kabul, the myriad difficulties of refugee life in the 21st Century, and the various ways that concerned global citizens can contribute resources to the ongoing refugee crisis.

Poetry Reading: “A More Perfect Union: Immigrant Songs in Modern America”

The poet Kareem Tayyar will read selections of his work that chronicle the experiences of first and second-generation immigrants in the contemporary United States, with a particular focus on California’s relationship to the Middle Eastern Diaspora.

For further information, please contact Fran Faraz at


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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