Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-31-2015

First Advisor

Andrew Lehren

Second Advisor

Benjamin Lesser

Subject Concentration

International

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

The US has had a long commitment to resettling refugees, and currently funds one of the largest third-country resettlement programs through UNHCR in the world. However, an examination of US's refugee resettlement program shows that the program often does not live up to its promises, and has long ignored systemic issues. This report takes a specific look at the experience of newly-resettled Syrian refugees, and includes memos by the author that was submitted for a larger group project.

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