Some 65 million people are currently displaced, more than at any other time in history. Perhaps half of them are children. As they flee from civil wars and failed states, they are seeking refuge in safer countries. This lecture will examine their impact on the democratic countries of Europe and North America. What are the opportunities? What are the threats? As a country built by immigrants, how should the United States respond?
Join Professor Paul Holman for his talk, “Do Immigrants Threaten Democracy?” on Thursday, January 12 at the Vose Library in Union. The event runs from 7:00-8:30PM and is free and open to all.
Paul Holman is a Visiting Professor of International Relations for the University of Maine, Orono, serving concurrently as an Adjunct Professor at the Naval War College. He co-edited a number of books including the multi-volume series Fundamentals of Force Planning, and Ethnic Nationalism and Regional Conflict.
This presentation is hosted by the Union Vose Library and is offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 30th Annual Camden Conference -Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity s Crisis, February 17-19, 2017. The 30th Anniversary Camden Conference Community Events Series is supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council.
The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 207-236-1034.
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