Event Details

This is a first-come, first-seated event, including ticket-holding guests. Please arrive early, as seats will be given to walk-in guests 5-10 minutes before the event begins.

The reception starts at 5:30 PM followed by the lecture at 6:00 PM in Constitution Hall.

American University's Department of History presents The Gary Braithwaite Memorial Lecture, featuring guest speaker, Maria Cristina Garcia, Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University.

For over five decades, the United States was one of the top refugee resettlement nations in the world, but the Trump administration is reassessing this humanitarian tradition. This evening's talk offers a brief history of American responses to refugees and asylum seekers, from the Cold War to the Trump years. Whom have we prioritized for admission? How are refugees and asylum seekers different from other immigrants? Is a reassessment of US humanitarian policies necessary?

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 28 - 10:30 pm
    Thursday, Mar. 1 12:00 am

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