Thursday, January 31, 3:00 p.m ., The Arizona Senior Academy Building

“Refugees and Global Migration” is the second in this year’s sessions of the Great Decisions program from the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association (FPA), the now 100-year-old nonprofit formed “to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues.” For each of our eight 90-minute sessions, an Academy Village resident will summarize the topic based on briefing material in the Great Decisions Briefing Book and his/her own research, show a short video provided by the FPA, and lead a group discussion.

This session looks at why people migrate, implications of global migration, and the migration crisis in Europe, and makes suggestions for “solving” migration.  The video on “Refugees and Global Migration” features numerous experts on the topic; the accompanying booklet from FPA was written by Karen Jacobsen, Professor of Global Migration at Tufts University.    

The Moderator:  This session will be led by Nancy Fitzgerald, retired college English professor and 15-year resident of The Academy Village.  Since retiring in Tucson she has been involved in border issues. Nancy will attempt to humanize this discussion with slides from her volunteer times with Honduran and Guatemalan children, and with poetry and art.

Jan. 31: “Refugees and Global Migration”: Great Decisions