Refugee Camps in America

Submitted by marian on Wed, 08/28/2019 - 15:33

Jana Lipman, associate professor of history, wrote “Detaining Migrant Children at U.S. Military Bases Has Been Done Before,” in TIME in June. Lipman has conducted research on refugee camps in America that reveals that the U.S. government has repeatedly turned to military bases to shelter immigrants. “At different times throughout the 20th century, the federal government kept groups of people from Hungary, Vietnam, Cuba and Haiti on U.S. military bases. The result can be either efficient immigration processing or a prolonged, confined and traumatic experience,” said Lipman.

Venezuela Talks

Submitted by marian on Wed, 08/28/2019 - 15:31

David Smilde, Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Sociology, co-wrote “Negotiating Venezuela’s Transition,” an opinion piece in The New York Times about Venezuela’s current political conflict and preliminary talks between the democratic opposition and the country’s government that took place in May. Smilde wrote that it is a first step toward a democratic transition. “Many remain skeptical of ‘dialogue,’ but negotiation and compromise between the conflicting parties is key.

Impression: David Berger

When Gen. David Berger (E ’81) first entered the NROTC at Tulane, he didn’t know much about the program or the military. However, the years he spent in Tulane’s NROTC unit, he describes today as “formative,” crediting those years as a starting point for him.

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