Preston and Zaman Speak on Panel on Forced Displacement Crisis

Carrie Preston and Muhammad Zaman, Faculty Research Fellows at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and co-founders of the new University-wide Center on Forced Displacement (CFD), recently participated in a panel discussion on forced displacement.

The event, which was hosted by Boston University Global Programs as part of its 2022 International Education Week, featured an interdisciplinary panel of BU experts exploring the growing crisis of forced displacement, its drivers, and potential healthcare and technology solutions.

Watch the full panel discussion here.

CFD fosters interdisciplinary research and engagement on the forced displacement of tens of millions of people due to war, persecution, climate change, and other disasters. The mission of CFD is closely related to Preston and Zaman’s work as Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellows, where they lead a project exploring U.S. border externalization and policies designed to prevent migrants from reaching the U.S. border and requesting asylum. In particular, they seek to understand the longer-range impacts of these policies on both migrant and host communities, with a focus on youth.