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A Middle East Perspective on Refugees and Migrants



Karen Jacobsen is a Henry J. Leir Professor in the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and Feinstein International Centerat Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. This Friday, February 22nd, Jacobsen will be the guest speaker at the FGCU lecture, “Migrants and Refugees: A Middle East Perspective.” She will talk about her current research, which explores urban displacement and global migration systems.

Professor Jacobsen joins us to discuss the differences between migrants and refugees, and the current state of refugee and migration systems across the globe.

Mike Kiniry is producer of Gulf Coast Live, and co-creator and host of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music. He first joined the WGCU team in the summer of 2003 as an intern while studying Communication at Florida Gulf Coast University. 
Julie Glenn is the News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week.  Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and national and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.