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New Episode of ‘The Backdrop’ Podcast Features Keith Watenpaugh on Helping Refugees Reclaim Their Right to Education

Episode 6 Explores How the Article 26 Backpack Project Helps Refugee Students Start or Continue Their University Education

By Soterios Johnson, UC Davis News

According to one estimate, the global refugee population has more than doubled over the past decade to 26 million. Professor Keith Watenpaugh, director of the Human Rights Studies program at UC Davis, leads an innovative project to help refugee students start or continue their university education — even as they are displaced and on the move.

In this episode of The Backdrop, Watenpaugh discusses the Article 26 Backpack project, UC Davis’ Human Rights Studies program and his rethinking of the history of humanitarianism.

The Backdrop podcast is a monthly interview program featuring conversations with UC Davis scholars and researchers working in the social sciences, humanities, arts and culture. It is available free, on demand at Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, TuneInStitcherAmazon MusicYouTube and SpotifyThe Backdrop is hosted by public radio veteran Soterios Johnson.

Read the full article at the UC Davis News website.

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