Leitch to discuss Syria and global refugee crisis

February 23, 2018
Dr. Daniel Leitch

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – On Saturday, March 3, Dr. Daniel Leitch, assistant director/associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, will present “Syria and the Global Refugee Crisis” in the Community Room at the Platteville Public Library at 3 p.m. Leitch will share insights from his time volunteering with a refugee support organization in Darmstadt, Germany. No registration is necessary. All are welcome.

Since 2011, the civil war in Syria has forced millions of Syrians out of their homes. In Darmstadt, more than 10,000 refugees are awaiting asylum.

Leitch will explain where refugees are living now and what can be done to help them. 

“The majority of migrants arrived in Germany in 2015-2016,” said Leitch. “In the next few years, all the parties involved will face difficult challenges. These include working through the legal process of asylum approval, continuing forward with community integration, or possibly undergoing voluntary or involuntary deportations. I hope the audience will leave the presentation with a greater awareness of the scope of the migration as well as the complexities of the challenges ahead.”

For more information about Leitch's volunteer efforts with refugees, visit www.uwplatt.edu/news/leitch-discusses-germany’s-migrant-initiativewww.uwplatt.edu/news/professor-assists-syrian-refugees-germanywww.uwplatt.edu/news/uw-platteville-german-colleagues-study-geopolitics, and www.uwplatt.edu/news/professor-assist-syrian-refugees-germany

Written by: Laurie A. Hamer, University Relations Specialist, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu

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