Serena Parekh Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.6151 Expertise continental philosophy, feminist theory, philosophy of human rights, Refugee Crisis, social and political philosophy Serena Parekh in the Press For Ukrainians Abroad, War Has Also Meant a Flowering of Identity Serena Parekh, a professor of philosophy at Northeastern University in Boston, saw the dynamic Ms. Bekysh described as part of a wider pattern. Global News ‘What a hypocrisy’: Afghan journalist wants Canada to reunite him with his family “The discrimination here I think comes from giving Ukrainians the benefit of the doubt – that they will return home – and not other groups,” said Serena Parekh, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston and an expert on global refugee resettlement. Nature News Give refugees dignity, wherever they are Serena Parekh Serena Parekh is a professor of philosophy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and author of No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis. If the west can harbor Ukrainians, it can accept the many climate refugees to come Drawing on research by T Alexander Aleinikoff, philosopher Serena Parekh of Northeastern University explains that refugee flows were primarily east to west (rather than south to north) in the first half of the 20th century. Global News As the West opens its doors to Ukraine, millions more refugees suffer around the world Serena Parekh, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, said the way Western nations have offered to help Ukrainians is exactly how refugees should be treated. But she also said it’s difficult to overlook the discrepancies compared to how other people are treated, especially in countries that have used aggressive “pushback” policies to stop certain […] The Star Europe is throwing open its doors for Ukrainians. For Afghans and other refugees, it’s detention and even beatings “I think this is the model for how we should respond to refugees,” said Serena Parekh, a professor at Northeastern University and author of the book No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis. “The attitude was one of compassion and solidarity, rather than fear and hostility.” Al Jazeera Q&A: Understanding Europe’s response to Ukrainian refugee crisis Al Jazeera speaks to professor Serena Parekh to explain Europe’s response to Ukrainian refugees compared to those from Syria. Lawyers to UN: Black Lives Matter ‘In Times of War and in Times of Peace’ “We absolutely see these racial stereotypes come to the surface and the coverage of it and seems to really reflect this very deep racism and xenophobia that, many of us have been arguing, has been underlying the response of Europe to refugees from other regions of the world,” said Serena Parekh, a professor of philosophy at […] The Skimm What to Know About the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Our “Skimm This” podcast team spoke with Serena Parekh, a professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University, about what’s been happening in Ukraine. She studies refugee crises, and has been closely watching the situation unfold. She called what’s happening in eastern Europe “a huge, huge displacement.” Slate Europe’s Refugee Hypocrisy Guest: Serena Parekh, professor at Northeastern University in Boston and the director of its politics, philosophy and economics program. Serena Parekh for Northeastern Global News Follow the journey to the U.S. border of the caravan of people fleeing Central America Follow the journey to the U.S. border of the caravan of people fleeing Central America Thousands of people from Central America are fleeing the unstable governments and widespread violence in their home countries to seek a better life in the United States. But who are they, and what awaits them? We tracked their weekslong journey with this interactive map and spoke to two Northeastern associate professors to get a better understanding of this complex issue. Professor calls helping refugees a moral obligation for US Professor calls helping refugees a moral obligation for US Serena Parekh, associate professor of philosophy, believes that we have a moral obligation to solve the global refugee crisis. “Rather than objects of fear,” she said on Wednesday, during a lecture on the topic, “refugees ought to be objects of moral compassion.” A survivor’s story: From genocide to healthcare visionary A survivor’s story: From genocide to healthcare visionary Deogratias Niyizonkiza, the protagonist in author Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains, inspires first-year students to understand “the pain of others so you can work to never let people suffer like that again.” The book was this year’s selection for the university’s First Pages program. ‘We can’t keep doing what we are doing’ ‘We can’t keep doing what we are doing’ on refugees who have fled the ongoing turmoil in Syria, Northeastern professors shed light on mistakes that have been made and offer solutions to the crisis. The immigration debate in America The immigration debate in America As part of Northeastern’s educational series on civic sustainability, a trio of Northeastern scholars led a discussion on immigration issues in the U.S. from a legal, philosophical, and criminal justice perspective. Students build community and peace through co-op Students build community and peace through co-op Five accomplished students reflected on the value of experiential learning on Wednesday evening in the second event in a yearlong educational series on civic sustainability. Philosophy reframes today’s concerns Philosophy reframes today’s concerns Last week, Northeastern hosted the 29th International Social Philosophy Conference, an opportunity for experts and students to weigh deep questions around some of the biggest issues of our time.