C-SPAN: Views of Refugees in America Panel

On August 6, 2016, Viet Thanh Nguyen joined panelists to discuss U.S. views on and treatment of refugees. The full recording of the panel can be seen here on C-SPAN. Held at the Skylight Studios of the Annenberg Center for Photography in Los Angeles, photographs of refugee communities in recent decades were shown and the panelists talked about how images influenced public perception of refugees and other migrant communities. Saul Gonzalez moderated. Topics included how Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric about refugees and immigrants had affected Americans’ views of refugee communities.

Panelists include:

  • Asli U. Bali, Professor at University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Makeda Best, Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts, Visual and Critical Studies
  • Saul Gonzalez ,Producer and Correspondent KCRW-Radio (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen, Professor at University of Southern California, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity

Transcript is unavailable.

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