Memories and Politics of Exile Symposium, Oct 6-7th 2016

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The Second World War created a wave of refugees and was a crucial moment in the development of global refugee policy. How can that past inform our present understanding of the migration crisis currently facing millions of exiles and refugees on both sides of the Atlantic? The symposium “Memories and Politics of Exile” is jointly organized by Parsons Paris, The New School for Social Research and the l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and will focus on intellectual history, artistic and scholarly migrations and the potential of design and the humanities to respond to the present crisis.

La Seconde Guerre mondiale constitue un moment crucial dans la définition et la mise en œuvre de politiques d’aide aux réfugiés. Comment ce passé que l’on commémore peut-il informer notre compréhension et notre action dans le présent de la crise migratoire qui touche des millions d’exilés et de réfugiés aujourd’hui, de part et d’autre de l’Atlantique ? 

Tel est l’enjeu du colloque « Mémoires et politiques de l’exil », co-organisé par Parsons Paris, The New School for Social Research et l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, autour notamment de l’histoire intellectuelle, de l’exil des artistes et des universitaires, ainsi que des réponses que le design et les humanités peuvent apporter à la crise contemporaine. 

October 6th 2016: George C. Marshall Center
October 7th 2016: Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme

More details to come.

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For more information, visit elhe2016.com.

For those who missed it, this is what the event looked like:


ELHE program designed by AMT faculty Aurelien Farina of Paper!Tiger! .


NSSR Dean Will Milberg introduces his panel on the 1st day of Memories & Politics of Exile held at the George C. Marshall Center in Paris.


Representatives from the Rockefeller Archive Center facilitated a workshop where participants reviewed archival documents from 1939-1941 to determine who they would have received a visa to continue their scholarly work in New York City.


​Architecture workshop surrounding the Calais refugee camps led by Michel Agier [pictured] and Cyrille Hanappe.