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The Global Refugee Crisis: Understanding the Now

Helen Benedict will appear on a panel at NYU to discuss the plight of refugees in Greece today. Please join the NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar at 4pm on Thursday 11th April in the Event Space at 244 Greene Street to discuss the Global Refugee Crisis with Helen Benedict, Tim Anderson and Majida Habib live from Samos. 

Helen Benedict is a professor at Columbia University and the author of seven novels, who has published articles on the plight of refugees in Samos in The New York Times, Slate and Guernica magazine.

Tim Anderson is a PhD Candidate in English at NYU. This summer will be his third spent teaching English to refugees on Samos.

Majida Habib is a Syrian refugee and journalist who works at the camps in Samos as a translator and teacher.

For more details on any of the above, please contact Emily Foister (

The NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar Research Collaborative aims to contribute to the debates around war culture and to produce concrete outcomes for post-war cultural policies which bridge the divides between academia, veterans, the military, activists, writers and creative artists. It is supported by the Department of English, NYU.  

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