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Xenophobia and the Migrant Crisis in the Middle East

The Baker Cafe Series is an informal discussion about various topics. Guests are encouraged to ask questions that pertain to the topic and gain insight straight from the experts. We even provide refreshments!

Join Drs. Matt Buehler and Kyung Joon Han as they discuss the results of a recent survey that explore the sources of opposition to migrants in the Middle East. Comparing their study to recent ones conducted in Western Europe, they find that factors related to economics and security provoke xenophobia toward migrants more than cultural factors, such as differences related to culture or religion. These trends seem especially true when examining opposition to sub Saharan African migrants in the Middle East.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage on White Avenue at no charge by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff at the event. 

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Reading Room 123
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Social Sciences, Law & Policy


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

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Elizabeth Woody

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