Article 26 Backpack™

News and Updates on Article 26 Backpack™

 

The Article 26 Backpack: A New Tool for Empowering Vulnerable Youth

February 06, 2018
The Article 26 Backpack™ was developed as a new human rights tool for vulnerable student academic and employment mobility. The team behind the backpack, Dr. Keith Watenpaugh of the University of California Davis, working in collaboration with experts at the American University in Beirut, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, has extensive experience working with university-age refugees, especially refugee populations in Lebanon.

Article 26 Backpack™ Fall 2017 Field Exercise, Lebanon

November 20, 2017
Over the course of six days in mid-November, 2017, the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the American University of Beirut and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, conducted the first exercise of the universal academic mobility tool, the Article 26 Backpack™ at three locations in Lebanon.

A Letter from Idomeni: America’s Higher Ed Must Respond to the Reality of Syria’s Permanent Refugees

April 24, 2016

By Keith David Watenpaugh, UC Davis

"Dear Colleagues:

I am back in Thessaloniki after a day at the unplanned refugee camp at Idomeni, Greece. The camp hugs the concertina wire fence that had been hastily assembled when Macedonia, just on the other side, and like much of the rest of Europe, decided to close its borders to waves of refugees from the war in Syria and those fleeing violence and oppression in Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq.