Refugee Academics: Britain as a place of sanctuary

Jeremy will be looking at the history of refugee academics in the UK, whilst assessing the role of UK universities in welcoming refugee academics,including questions of academic freedom.

The talk will outline the history of CARA from 1933 to the present and its continuing relevance, as the numbers of academic refugees in the UK increase.

The trials, tribulations and politics of welcoming refugee academics will be highlighted with reference to the many testimonies in CARA's 75thanniversary publication 'The Refugee and the Fortress.'

The talk will be an opportunity to gain further understanding of refugee academics disposition in the UK from the 1930's to today, with the unique perspective of a charitable organizations that started in the UK in 1933.

UEL is a CARA UK University Network Member.