Dr. Naoko Obi (Deputy representative, UNHCR Representation in Japan)
Prof. Katsuhiro Kohara (School of Theology, Director of the Center for the Study of Conscience, Doshisha University)
Prof. Masanori Naito (Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University )
Mr. Khaldoun Hussien (Doctoral Student, School of Theology, Doshisha University)
UNHCR Representation in Japan
History has witnessed people being forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution. In recent years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of displaced people, many of whom are Syrian refugees. Countries in Europe are now divided over their refugee policies, and the rise of new xenophobia catches our attention. How should we face this problem of great complexity, to which we don’t even seem to have a clue as yet? In this symposium, we will approach the issue from different angles, giving our full consideration to the current refugee situation.