The Border Crisis: Event Recap
CNU Reiff Center
by Brittany Branch
3y ago
On Monday, October 8, 2019, the Reiff Center co-sponsored a screening of the full-length documentary Undeterred with the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula. This film primarily focused on the small border community of Arivaca, Arizona and the impact of increased militarization of border control since the 1990s. According to the documentary, there has been a significant increase in the powers of the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and the amount of border checkpoints throughout the United States, especially within the perimeter extending 100 miles inland surrounding the country ..read more
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The Border Crisis: Criminalizing Humanitarian Aid
CNU Reiff Center
by Katie Hall
3y ago
On October 7th, The Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, will be featuring the full-length documentary, Undeterred, the story of life on the U.S.-Mexico Border in Southern Arizona at 6:30 PM, in the Freeman Center’s Gaines Theater. The film will be followed by a Q&A session featuring several humanitarian aid volunteers, including the film’s Associate Producer. This blog post is the last of a three-part series that traces migrants’ motivations for crossing the border, the history of the militarizati ..read more
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What You Should Know About the Decades-Long Militarization of the Southern Border
CNU Reiff Center
by Madeline Nichols
3y ago
By Madeline Nichols and Savannah Sherman On October 7th, The Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, will be featuring the full-length documentary, Undeterred, the story of life on the U.S.-Mexico Border in Southern Arizona at 6:30 PM, in the Freeman Center’s Gaines Theater. The film will be followed by a Q&A session featuring several humanitarian aid volunteers, including the film’s Associate Producer. This blog post is the second of a three-part series that traces migrants’ motivations for crossing ..read more
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The Border Crisis: Understanding the Motives for Migration
CNU Reiff Center
by William Saunders
3y ago
On October 7th, The Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula, will be featuring the full-length documentary, Undeterred, the story of life on the U.S.-Mexico Border in Southern Arizona at 6:30 PM, in the Freeman Center’s Gaines Theater. The film will be followed by a Q&A session featuring several humanitarian aid volunteers, including the film’s Associate Producer. This blog post is the first of a three-part series that traces migrants’ motivations for crossing the border, the history of the militariza ..read more
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Reflections on my summer internship with the International Rescue Committee
CNU Reiff Center
by Madeline Nichols
3y ago
This summer, I worked as a Casework Intern with the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville, Virginia. As someone who holds a particular interest in refugee crises, working for a nonprofit organization such as IRC was a dream of mine. While the IRC assists many people from refugees, to asylum seekers, to human trafficking victims, IRC Charlottesville in particular focuses on refugee resettlement.  Resettlement is very fast-paced, especially within the first 10 days of the arrival of a new case. Members of a case must receive certain services such as applying for a Social Security num ..read more
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Autocratic Populism: Examining Turkey and the United States
CNU Reiff Center
by June Laffey
4y ago
Throughout the duration of the Fall semester, the Reiff Center hosted a variety of thought provoking events that engaged not only Christopher Newport University students and faculty, but also members of the Newport News and surrounding communities. One such event was a lecture given by Dr. Kimberly Guiler, a Research Fellow with the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University. Dr. Guiler’s research focuses on examining political psychology and voting behavior, with a specific focus on such phenomena in Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States. During her talk hosted by the Reiff Center, she exa ..read more
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