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Migration and Transnational Flows

CISAC scholars are actively engaged in seeking to understand the causes and effects of the movement of people, money, legal and illicit goods, and even ideas across boundaries and borders.

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July 11th, 2013

CISAC and Stanford students work with UN to rethink refugee communities

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

In a trip facilitated by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Rescue Committee, a group of Stanford students recently visited UNHCR refugee camps and surrounding communities in Ethiopia. The students came away with a better understanding of the complex issues facing refugees as well as new ideas for possible solutions. +VIDEO+
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July 8th, 2013

How Syria's Civil War Became a Holy Crusade

CISAC in the news: Foreign Affairs on July 8, 2013

Syria's civil war, already a microcosm of politics and power in the Middle East, could inflame religious tensions and political differences across the region. Theologian and top Sunni cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has called for Sunni Muslims worldwide to fight in Syria against Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and Shiite influence.  Read more »




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