THE REFUGEE
IN THE POSTWAR WORLD

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THURSDAY, APRIL 8

9:30 – 10 a.m.
INTRODUCTION
Anna Holian, Arizona State University
The Refugee in the Postwar World: A Global Perspective

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
PANEL 1: Defining “The Refugee”: Practices of Inclusion and Exclusion
Chair: David Kader, Arizona State University
Commentator: Christopher Duncan, Arizona State University

Susan Carruthers, Rutgers University
DPs, Refugees, and Escapees: Washington’s Cold War Taxonomy of Statelessness

Tahir Naqvi, Trinity University
Who is a Pakistani Refugee?: Violence, Sacrifice, and the Crisis of Muslim Nationalism

Laura Madokoro, University of British Columbia
Borders and the Making of Refugees in Hong Kong, 1949-1967

12 – 1:30 a.m.| Lunch

1:30 – 3 p.m.
PANEL 2: The Refugee as Emergent Figure of International Politics and Law
Chair: Kenneth W. Abbott, Arizona State University
Commentator: Dirk Hoerder, Arizona State University

Lora Wildenthal, Rice University
Otto Kimminich from Right to Left: The Audiences of a Sudeten German Legal Expert

Daniel Cohen, Rice University
The Golden Age of European Refugees, 1945-1960

3 – 3:30 p.m. | Break

3:30 – 5 p.m.
PANEL 3: The Nature of Refugee Relief: Concepts of Rehabilitation and Representation
Chair: Brian Gratton, Arizona State University
Commentator: Laurie Manchester, Arizona State University

Silvia Salvatici, Università degli Studi di Teramo
“Help the People to Help Themselves”: The UNRRA Mission and European Displaced Persons

Jay Howard Geller, University of Tulsa
Representing Jewish Refugees
in American-Occupied Postwar Germany

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Reception & Dinner

7:30 p.m.
Peter Gatrell, University of Manchester
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
The Making of the Modern Refugee, 1945-1960


FRIDAY, APRIL 9

9 – 11 a.m.
PANEL 4: The Uneven Development of the International Refugee Regime

Chair: Paul Schiff Berman, Dean and Foundation Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Commentator: Stephen Mackinnon, Arizona State University

Glen Peterson,
University of British Columbia
Some Features of the Postwar International Refugee Regime
in Asia: Evidence from China, Hong Kong and Indonesia

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson, University of Washington
Kashmiri Refugees and the South Asian Refugee Regime, 1947-1971

Ilana Feldman, George Washington University
The Challenge of Eligibility:
UNRWA and the Definition of a “Palestine Refugee”

11 – 11:30 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
PANEL 5: Between Camp and City: Spaces and Practices of Everyday Life

Chair: Stephen Batalden, Arizona State University
Commentator: Mark von Hagen, Arizona State University

Anna Holian, Arizona State University
Placing Displaced Jews in Postwar Germany: A Spatial Perspective

Andrew Janco, University of Chicago
“Free-Living DPs” and Life in the Allied Occupied Territories

1 – 2:30 p.m. | Lunch

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Comparison