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Robin Shulman Brings Refugee Stories to UC Berkeley

Event Date:

April 11, 2017 | 12:00 PM EDT


University of California, Berkeley
Graduate School of Journalism
North Gate Hall Library

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Most countries fostering an influx of Syrian refugees are seeing a backlash. Canada is riding a wave...

Hala can write her name in Engilsh, which puts her at an advantage. Some other refugee kids in her ESL class from other parts of the world don't know how to hold a crayon or sit still in a chair. Image by Robin Shulman. Des Moines, IA, 2016.

Pulitzer Center grantee Robin Shulman visits Campus Consortium partner the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California, Berkeley, on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, 2017, to share her stories of families involved in the immigration and resettlement conversation in North America. Her main lecture on Tuesday afternoon illuminates the day-to-day challenges and triumphs of Syrian refugees who are taken in by families in Toronto, Canada, and Des Moines, Iowa.

As part of the two-day visit to UC Berkeley, Shulman also will also advise journalism graduate students on their current projects in an afternoon of one-on-one meetings. She speaks to students in politics and business courses focusing on topics including crises and political transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as utilateralism and cooperation in a fast-passed age. 

Based in New York City, Shulman has reported on immigration, education, food, the environment, poverty, urban policy, and other issues in U.S. cities, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. She is most drawn to stories about the resourceful ways people solve and transcend problems.


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Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees