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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.