Post Tagged with: "refugees"

URTZ: Learning From Jordanian Hospitality

URTZ: Learning From Jordanian Hospitality

When I lost my credit card in a crowded market last month, I initially felt panic. I frantically shuffled from vendor to vendor, retracing my steps to ask if anyone had seen it. Nobody had. Yet, as I moved up and down the line of stalls, the crowd trailing behind[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DILLON: American Dreamin’

DILLON: American Dreamin’

Earlier this week, I awoke from a vivid nightmare. I dreamt that my daughter had been forcibly taken by the police and incarcerated. Her crime was her failure to produce adequate documentation of her legal presence in this country; like most Americans, she doesn’t regularly carry her proof of citizenship.[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOSCO: The Jesuit Case for ‘Dreamers’

BOSCO: The Jesuit Case for ‘Dreamers’

As our country nears a showdown on immigration policy and we at Georgetown University worry about the plight of our own “Dreamers,” the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, I find myself turning to scripture more than ever. Our Jesuit and Catholic values shape how we care[Read More…]

by February 5, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Panel Urges Focus on Refugee Mental Health

Panel Urges Focus on Refugee Mental Health

Addressing the mental health and wellness of refugees is a critical challenge after resettlement, according to panelists at an event hosted yesterday in Lohrfink Auditorium by the student refugee advocacy group No Lost Generation. The panel included four professionals in mental health, social work and refugees: Georgetown Institute for the[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Heed the Call Initiative Receives Endorsements, Plans Next Steps

The Heed the Call initiative, a student-led effort to encourage the university to house a refugee family on campus, gained new ground last week when it received endorsements from five student groups. Max Rosner (COL ’18), who heads the movement, laid out plans for overcoming the logistical hurdles of the[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Petition for Georgetown to Sponsor Refugees Launches

About 300 students have signed a petition to make Georgetown the first U.S. Catholic university to sponsor a family of refugees as part of new refugee advocacy group Heed the Call. The petition, launched Feb. 21, has been endorsed by the Georgetown University College Democrats, Georgetown University College Republicans, Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Journeying Through a Refugee Crisis

Journeying Through a Refugee Crisis

I never thought hiking through the Jordanian desert was going to wind me up on the stage of Gaston Hall. One of the people I met on a hike during the second week of my Fall 2014 semester abroad in Jordan was the head of an NGO that ran programs[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Just One of Millions

Just One of Millions

It was Thursday, February 12, 2015 and Elijah Jatovsky and I sat in Arabic media class. I picked up my phone as we were transitioning to another presentation, and I noticed that I got a message from Sami: “Pat. Hey! Yo! Patrick.” My first thought: Why is he messaging me[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

UN Commissioner Discusses Global Refugee Crises, Reform

The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called on the international community to collaborate on resolving ongoing refugee crises at the semester’s third Global Futures lecture in Gaston Hall on Wednesday. Guterres’ lecture, titled “Present and Future Challenges of Global Forced Displacement,” continued the Global Futures Initiative’s semester-long[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HOCHBERG: Looking At Refugee Economics

HOCHBERG: Looking At Refugee Economics

Politicians, students and the media have been sparring on how responsible Europe and the United States are for sheltering Middle Eastern refugees. But what if they are ignoring a fundamental question: how long should these refugees be allowed to stay? The simple answer from an economic standpoint: as long as[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 1 comment Business, Business - Top