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The World refugees Made Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy

Dec 2, 2020

Master of Arts in International Relations, Program in International Studies Dear Students, the MAIR faculty is pleased to invite you to attend the lecture of Professor Pamela Ballinger, Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights at the University of Michigan, on Friday December, 4th, 2020, 2:00 PM. Professor Ballinger will held a seminar on her last book, The World Refugees Made. Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy, in which she "explores Italy's remaking in light of the loss of a wide range of territorial possessions-colonies, protectorates, and provinces-in Africa and the Balkans, the repatriation of Italian nationals from those territories, and the integration of these "national refugees" into a country devastated by war and overwhelmed by foreign displaced persons from Eastern Europe. Post-World War II Italy served as an important laboratory, in which categories differentiating foreign refugees (who had crossed national boundaries) from national refugees (those who presumably did not) were debated, refined, and consolidated."