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Welcoming the Refugees: Lessons of the European Crisis from a French Perspective


Pascal Brice, Director-General of the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA), gave a lecture moderated by Kara Ross Camarena, Postdoctoral Scholar at The Pearson Institute. Pascal Brice has served as the Director-General of OFPRA (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) since December 2012. This event was cosponsored by The France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago, the Consulate General of France in Chicago, The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago Law School International Programs and International Human Rights Clinic, and The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.

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Institute Director James Robinson presents themes from his book Why Nations Fail at the RG Connect 18 Conference in London.

A boy at play.

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – APRIL 2013: A boy plays with his homemade kite on a volcanic rock above the Bulengo IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp.