UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Room 6046
Santa Barbara, CA  93106
(805) 893-8538
CROSSINGS + BOUNDARIES TALK: EXODUS: THE LARGEST MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR
FEATURING
Dexter Filkins
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   The world is witnessing the greatest mass migration since 1945. More than sixty-five million people, about one in every hundred on Earth, have fled their homes. Some are internally displaced; others are refugees who have moved to multiple countries. This talk will discuss the three main causes of this giant human tide: the implosion of the Middle East following the Arab Spring; climate change, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where drought and advancing deserts are pushing people to abandon their homes; and famine, because of which at least twenty million people are currently at risk of starvation, most of them in Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. In his talk, Filkins will take the audience on a tour of these places and discuss ways to address the complex causes of mass migration. Filkins has been a staff writer with The New Yorker since 2011. From 2000 to 2010, he was a reporter for the New York Times, reporting from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. He has also worked for the Miami Herald and the Los Angeles Times, where he was chief of the paperís New Delhi bureau. In 2009, he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of Times journalists covering Pakistan and Afghanistan. His book, The Forever War, won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction.
   Sponsored by the IHCís Crossings + Boundaries series, the Capps Center, and the the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life, and the IHCís Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment.
   Event Category & Type:   Lecture ( Classes, Seminars, Conferences)

VENUE
   UCSB Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd, Santa Barbara, CA  93106

TICKETING
   Phone:  (805) 893-2004
   Email:  rlevinsonemley@ihc.ucsb.edu
   Internet:  Website

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   This event is ..... Open to the Public, All Welcome




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